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Regarding the Company's summer operations, Katz said, "We are planning to be operational for the North American summer and Australian ski season in late June or early July, which could vary by resort, and opening dates for each business are subject to new information and public health guidance with regard to COVID-19."
“We came into fiscal 2020 in a strong financial position and the new year was off to a good start with first-quarter sales and earnings tracking ahead of expectations through early-March,” commented Rick Brooks, Chief Executive Officer of Zumiez Inc. “Following the outbreak of COVID-19 we closed all of our stores in accordance with state and local guidelines to protect the health and safety of our customers, employees, and the communities in which we operate."
"The first quarter was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in the temporary closure of all 239 of our stores halfway through the quarter and the painful decision to furlough 91% of our employee population," commented Ed Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer. "So much remains unpredictable at this time, but we are thankful that we have recently been able to bring some of our people back to work with the reopening of 160 of our stores thus far. We remain committed to the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities as we resume operating our stores."