The retail chain reported in a press release that 108 stores will open Friday, with the remainder coming back on line by mid-May across its 16-state territory. The stores will have shorter hours and limited staffing. Distribution and delivery operations also are restarting.
Havertys had put itself in hibernation as coronavirus concerns grew, closing its stores March 19 and halting deliveries three days later. Idled workers continued to be paid at first. But then the business began unpaid furloughs of more than 3,000 of its nearly 3,500 employees.