As a precautionary measure, Ulta Beauty has decided that all stores will remain temporarily closed until it is safe to reopen. The company will continue to consider available guidance provided by federal, state, and local government and health officials when making decisions to reopen stores.
“We appreciate the flexibility, collaboration and understanding our associates have displayed during this uncertain time,” said Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty. “We understand the direct impact these difficult, yet important decisions have on everyone. As such, we remain committed to paying our store and salon associates through mid-April and providing benefits for those who are currently enrolled. We will continue to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 in real-time, including recent legislation such as the CARES Act, should re-openings be further delayed.”
All consumers can continue to shop through the Ulta Beauty app or websites. Associates working in Ulta Beauty distribution centers are continuing operations to support the company’s essential e-commerce business. In gratitude for their continued commitment, the company is providing associates actively working at the distribution centers a $2-per-hour wage premium. To continue to protect associates in its distribution centers, the company has elevated its already high levels of maximum sanitation and safety inclusive of social distancing and increased cleaning protocols in alignment with CDC guidelines.
“As we vigilantly track this situation, we are preparing next steps with careful considerations and optimism for the time when we can safely bring our store and salon associates back together and invite guests back to Ulta Beauty,” added Dillon.