Nintendo's New York store will be taking new steps to combat the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19. As of Sunday, 15th March, and continuing for the foreseeable future, the store will reduce its opening hours. From Monday to Friday, it will be open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on the weekend the store will run from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
To further protect its employees and guests, it is closely following guidance provided by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and local public health departments. It's increased deep cleaning services, is limiting the number of customers in the store at once, has cancelled all in-store events, and is complying with the ban of all public gatherings.
Demo stations will also be wiped down by employees regularly, and staff have been advised to stay at home and self-quarantine if they feel unwell for up to 14 days. Below is the full message that was posted on the Nintendo NY Twitter account:
On Friday, the coronavirus outbreak reached Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington when an employee tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. All staff who came into contact with this individual are now in self-quarantine and Nintendo will allow all of its employees within the states of California and Washington to work from home.