Roommates, we all know just how tired, overworked and underpaid many essential retailer workers are right now due to the demands caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Well, to give them some much-needed relief, several retailers including Target, Trader Joe’s and Publix are officially closing on Easter to give employees some welcomed time off.

@CBS46 reports, several major retailers across the country will be closing store doors this Easter Sunday as a show of good faith to employees who have been literally working around-the-clock to ensure customers get all of their essential goods. Target, Trader Joe’s and Publix are among the national retailers to announce they will be closed on Easter, April 12th. Aldi, Sam’s Club and Costco will also follow suit and close stores as well.

In a statement on the company website, Trader Joe’s wrote “All Trader Joe’s Stores will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, April 12th to give our incredible Crew Members a much needed day of rest.”  With the increased hours and increasing demands placed on essential employees right now, a simple day off means more than anything.

As more states across the country continue to implement mandatory stay-at-home orders unless it’s for essential services, this means that retailers are relying heavily on their already overextended workers to the point that many are admittedly suffering from burnout.

This expectation is likely to continue for at least the next 30 days, following Trump’s recent announcement that the U.S. will be under a stay-at-home order until April 30th.


Roommates, what are your thoughts on this?