These Retailers Have Been Staying Open. Employees Say They’re Afraid For Themselves And Others.

At Gap stores across the country, employees have brought sanitizer from home because the company has been unable to restock supplies. At Starbucks, employees serve coffee to long lines of customers picking up orders, including elderly people and some patrons suffering dry coughing fits. At GameStop, customers purchase plastic disc cases that employees can’t disinfect because they ran out of cleaning wipes. At Spencer’s on Monday and Tuesday, coupons were sent out for “in-store” purchases that expire at the end of the month. Meanwhile, G-Star RAW held a sample sale for employees in Manhattan, leading one of them to tell BuzzFeed News, “It’s a pandemic — who’s shopping for jeans? You can’t eat denim.” Read more at Buzzfeed News.