After the retailer previously instructed employees to disregard lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GameStop is now closing all of its stores in the U.S.It is now switching to a "delivery at the door" service as of March 22, the company CEO George Sherman stated in a letter, obtained by Kotaku, to store associates.
Now, using the GameStop app or the QR codes available at stores, shoppers will be able to order games online. The stores that remain open during the pandemic will deliver the games to the "curbside at the door of the store." Despite protests by the retailer, few states, like California and Nevada, ordered GameStop to close its stores entirely. Sherman said that the employees who do not feel comfortable working at stores during delivery should inform their supervisors accordingly.
We respect that everyone has personal situations and preferences, so your decision will not impact your position with the company.
Sherman also said that eligible employees will receive 80 hours of paid time off by the company, and employees not eligible for the additional PTO will receive two extra weeks of pay.