March 18, 2020
AT&T March 18 said it would shutter 40% of its company-owned retail stores in the United States in an effort to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The telecom giant has more than 16,000 domestic retail locations, including company-owned stores and kiosks, authorized dealers and third party retailers.
The corporate parent to WarnerMedia Entertainment, which includes Warner Bros., HBO and Turner, said that of the stores remaining open, employees would practice social distancing guidelines authorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The World Health Organization says there are more than 8,900 deaths and 217,000 infection cases attributed to the virus. In the U.S., the death toll stands at 135 with more than 2,000 infections.