Major U.S. Retailers Take Steps to Protect Against Coronavirus
Walmart and Home Depot are taking steps to protect employees and customers from the coronavirus.
Walmart has limited its associates’ “non-business critical travel” to China, while Home Depot has placed all trips to China on hold. Those employees who have returned from China in the last two weeks are being told to stay home for fourteen days before returning to work.
“We’re closely monitoring the situation and are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization,” a Home Depot spokesperson told Business Insider. “Out of an abundance of caution, we’re putting all travel to and from China on hold until further notice.”