Gap is ready to open up by the end of the month. The brand plans to open up up to 800 stores across its portfolio of brands, which includes Old Navy, Athleta, Gap, Banana Republic, Janie and Jack and Intermix.
Gap Inc. CEO Sonia Syngal said in a statement: “In working with industry partners and public officials to define Safe Shopping practices, we’re eager to begin welcoming our teams and customers back to our stores, and confident in our ability to safely scale North America openings over the coming months in line with local guidelines.”
“We continue to use this crisis as an opportunity at every turn,” Syngal continued. “As we leverage our stores as distribution hubs, lean into the meaningful acceleration of our online business and play forward the learnings from our Asia business where all locations are now open, we believe we’ll be well-positioned as this crisis subsides.”
The company has set up new measures in place for its newly reopened stores. It will require store associates to wear face masks during their shifts and customers to do the same. Gap also said that it is implementing cleaning routines, installing plexiglass health guard partitions in front of registers, limiting store hours and monitoring the flow of customers.