Monday, December 4, 2023

T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods to close for two weeks due to the coronavirus

The T.J. Maxx in Williamsburg is one of several stores closed for two weeks due to the coronavirus. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Google Maps)
The T.J. Maxx in James City County is one of several stores closed for two weeks due to the coronavirus. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Google Maps)

TJX Companies announced it would close all its stores temporarily to help prevent further spread of the coronavirus (COVID 19).

While other stores have reduced their hours to sanitize high touch spaces and restock items, TJX Companies decided to temporarily close all their physical store locations for two weeks.

The company owns T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods, Sierra, Winners and HomeSense.

Ernie Herrman, CEO and president of The TJX Companies, Inc. wrote a letter to customers on March 19 notifying them of the changes.

“The Company is also temporarily closing its online businesses, and during this time, as well as its distribution and fulfillment centers and offices, with Associates working remotely when they can,” he wrote.

In addition, store employees, including distribution staff and office associates, will be paid for two weeks during the closure.

“We thank our customers for shopping our stores and e-commerce sites and look forward to serving you again in the near future,” he added. “We are honored to be part of your lives and wish you good health, now and in the future.”

The retailers’ in-store return policy has been extended 30 days and online returns are extended 40 days. Read more about the updated return policy here.

As of Saturday, there are 20 cases in James City County, 4 in Williamsburg, 3 in York County and 2 cases in Newport News, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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