Home Depot closing stores daily at 6 p.m., including LaGrange location

Published 9:03 am Thursday, March 19, 2020

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Home Depot is changing its store hours in response to the coronavirus.

All stores, including the one on LaFayette Parkway in LaGrange, will close at 6 p.m.

“As an essential retailer to the communities we serve, we’re committed to keeping stores open just as we always do during times of crisis and natural disaster. Homeowners and businesses depend on us for urgent needs such as hot water heaters, refrigerators, cleaning supplies, electrical and plumbing repairs, and harsh weather items like tarps, propane and batteries,” a statement from the company’s website read. “The adjusted hours will give stores the ability to staff appropriately and provide additional time to restock shelves and perform cleaning. As part of our normal practice, our stores and other facilities are cleaned and sanitized daily. Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we’re increasing the frequency of cleaning and general hygiene maintenance in stores and other locations. We’re also stepping up our efforts to disinfect high-traffic and high-touch areas like self-checkout, door handles, and bathrooms, as well as posting signage about handwashing and other preventative actions.”

Home Depot said it is seeing a high demand for face masks, hand sanitizers and other cleaning supplies in its stores and online. The company is limiting the purchase of face masks to 10 per person.

Home Depot has also expanded its paid time off policy, giving all hourly full-time associates an additional 80 hours of paid sick or personal time and part-time hourly associates an additional 40 hours of paid sick of personal time. Those hours can be taken anytime before the end of the year.