The Home Depot

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The Home Depot
The Home Depot's logo
Type Public
Industry Home improvement retail
Essential service(s) Yes
Country United States
Multinational Yes
Official website
Twitter (@HomeDepot)
COVID-19 webpage
English Wikipedia article

The Home Depot is an international home improvement retailer based in the United States.

COVID-19 response

  • Encouraging 19 March 2020 (WHO.svg+8 dayssrc): Began closing stores at 6 p.m. local time.[1]



  • 18 March 2020 (7 days since WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic):
    • Encouraging: Given employees additional paid time off.[2][1]
      • Encouraging: Full-time hourly associates have 80 hours of paid time off and part-time employees have 40 hours.[2][1]
      • Encouraging: Employees age 65 or older or at higher risk of becoming sick with COVID-19 will receive 160 hours of paid time off if full-time and 80 hours if part-time.[2]
    • Encouraging: Paying employees who get the coronavirus until they are released by a doctor.[2]
    • Complicated: Paying up to 14 days to those required to be quarantined by public health officials.[2]
  • Encouraging 27 March 2020 (WHO.svg+16 dayssrc): Began distributing thermometers to employees for them to check their temperatures before arriving at work.[2]

News articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bomey, Nathan. "Home Depot cutting store hours, giving workers more paid time due to coronavirus". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Repko, Melissa (2020-04-01). "Home Depot asks employees to take temperatures before coming to work, will limit traffic". CNBC. Retrieved 2020-04-10.