Verizon will close some of its retail stores across the country, following increased concerns about the spread of the pandemicthroughout the country.
The company said retail employees will begin to work from home, helping customers online and through the phone. Verizon it didn’t respond to a request for comment on how many stores would be closed or where.
The carrier did sayand thus has eliminated late fees and bandwidth caps so people can manage being .
Verizon’s moves mark the latest effort by one of the country’s largest companies to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Apple late on Fridayoutside China until March 27, and pushed its . Other companies, like the internet giants Facebook and Google, have canceled their respective developer events, which were planned for the spring. Large organizations too have scuttled their plans, including the annual SXSW music and tech festival in Texas, the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Even Disneyland shut down.
“We know this is a difficult time,” Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said in a letter posted to the company’s website Saturday. “We will continue to address these and other critical pandemic issues impacting our employees, customers and society.”