Bed Bath & Beyond became the latest chain retail store to close its doors because of the rapidly changing situation over the coronavirus.
The store announced via email that it was temporarily closing all stores starting Monday through April 3.
The Bed Bath & Beyond store on the South Coast is in the Fairview Center, at 189 N. Fairview in Goleta.
Michael’s Arts & Crafts in the shopping center is also closed.
“Given the rapidly changing COVID-19 guidance, we’ve made the decision to temporarily close all Bed Bath & Beyond locations to support the national efforts to combat the spread,” the company said in its email.
“We realize the impact store closures will have on our associates and assure you the well-being of every employee is a top priority,” said Mark Tritton, president and CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond in an email to shoppers.
“We want to take care of them in the best way we can, and will be providing applicable pay and benefits for this period.
“In light of this decision, we want to make sure to give you flexibility regarding any returns you might have, and have extended our policy to allow returns for up to 240 days from the date of your purchase.
The closures in Goleta follows many national retailers in Santa Barbara.
Nordstrom and the entire Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center shut down last week, as did Marshall’s on State Street, REI on State Street, Macy’s in La Cumbre Plaza and all the Ross Dress for Less locations.
In a message to its customers, Ross said it will be closed through April 3.
“We are quickly adapting to the rapidly changing environment,” said a statement on the company’s website.