Last weekend, Nintendo's New York store released a message via its social media channels, explaining how it would be reducing store hours to combat the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and protect its employees and guests.
Now, in light of recent developments and the advice of health experts, it's made the "difficult decision" to close for the foreseeable future, effective immediately. Here's the full message shared on the Nintendo New York store Twitter account:
Once again, it mentions how the "health and safety" of all its guests and employees is the greatest concern during these challenging times and that Nintendo.com is a great alternative to visit in the meantime.
Nintendo's New York store closure follows on from the news last Friday that an employee at Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Staff who came into contact with the individual were all in self-quarantine and Nintendo allowed its employees in Calfornia and Washington to work from home.