GameStop just recently came under scrutiny for maintaining storefront operations, despite a lot of US states requiring quarantine regulations due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Many employees anonymously opened up about how corporate has been issuing guidelines to “continue business as usual” and a lack of cleaning supplies to combat the spread of the virus.
Beginning March 22, however, GameStop has decided to shutdown all storefront operations, with only online delivery and curb-side pickup services remaining.
GameStop CEO, George, Sherman, gave a statement on the company’s stance on COVID-19 regulations and how they’re going to abide by them.
“Our priority has been and continues to be on the well-being of our employees, customers and business partners. We have been steadfast in our adherence to CDC-guided safety and local government orders for retailers in each of our communities.”
It was only last week that the company maintained a stance that GameStop is classified as an essential business, due to some of its products being equipment that are needed by people who work at home. Perhaps the negative reception from the news forced the company to quickly change business operations.