CarMax on Thursday expanded the number of store closures amid the coronavirus outbreak to 19 locations in California, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
Earlier this week, the nation’s largest used-vehicle retailer temporarily shuttered five of the stores in California under county shelter-in-place requirements. The company now has 10 stores temporarily closed in California, four in Nevada and five in Pennsylvania.
CarMax said the majority of its 215-plus stores remain open nationwide and that it has implemented several precautions for employees, according to a statement on its website. The safety protocols include going “handshake-free” with customers, enhanced cleaning and sanitization, instructing employees to stay home if they feel ill and requiring employees to report any diagnosis of COVID-19. Attendance at large events and conferences has been prohibited.
The company has also established new policies to help keep shoppers safe, such as allowing customers to test drive vehicles…