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JCPenney to reopen stores in Boise and Nampa this week

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Posted at 11:05 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 13:05:55-04

PLANO, Texas — JCPenney will reopen two stores in the Treasure Valley Wednesday, May 13th after temporarily closing them due to the coronavirus pandemic. The stores are located in the Boise Towne Square Mall and the Nampa Gateway Center.

“We are thrilled to welcome our associates and customers back to JCPenney in Boise and Nampa, and our top priority remains on the health and safety of our associates, customers, and communities,” said Jim DePaul, executive vice president of stores at JCPenney. “We want to ensure everyone is safe and feels comfortable as we continue to provide an engaging shopping experience.”

“We’re taking a strategic approach in reopening our stores nationwide and will continue doing so in a phased approach based on guidance from the CDC and local and state mandates,” he added.

JCPenney officials say the chain is monitoring CDC guidelines as is taking precautions to provide a safe environment for its customers and employees.

Those steps include:

•Contact-free curbside pickup
•Cleaning stores throughout the day, paying extra attention to frequently touched surfaces
•Social distancing procedures remain in place, with reminders throughout the store
•Contactless checkout
•Masks provided to each associate
•Extended return policy and a longer time window to use customer rewards
•Plexiglass shields at the register
•Associate training on safety practices

The chain also announced updated store hours. Its stores will now be open Mondays to Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(photo courtesy: Scripps National)