BOSTON (CBS) – New Balance is temporarily closing its offices, factories and retail stores to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

The Boston-based athletic wear company said its facilities in the United States, Canada and western Europe will be shut down until at least March 27.

Customers can still use to shop, but it’s custom footwear program based out of its factory in Lawrence is temporarily suspended.

The company said it does not expect significant shipping delays.

New Balance said “all associates in North America” will receive their regular pay and benefits during the shut down.


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