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No cash at lululemon as stores reopen

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated May 22, 2020 at 2:33 pm PDT

FILE - Lululemon Athletica logo outside a store on Newbury Street in Boston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Steven Senne, File
Summary

Lululemon closed all of its stores in North America on March 16 due to COVID-19

Lululemon will move to a cashless payment system, where possible

Store staff will also have to wear face coverings and undergoe daily health screenings

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Lululemon is reopening some of its stores, but won’t be accepting cash.

Lululemon closed all of its stores in North America on March 16 due to COVID-19.

“We are now stepping into our re-opening phase. In certain areas, where permitted by local government and public health authorities, we are gradually welcoming our guests back to our stores,” Celeste Burgoyne, executive vice-president, says in a release.

“We are committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our community while providing a great store experience, even if that may look and feel a little different.”

Lululemon will move to a cashless payment system, where possible, accepting only electronic payments — cards or digital wallets.

Store staff will also have to wear face coverings and undergo daily health screenings.

High-touch surfaces in stores will be cleaned frequently, while hand sanitizer will be available.

Lululemon will also ensure physical distancing can be maintained by limiting store occupancy and closing every second fitting room.