Local JCPenney to fully open Wednesday

Pandemic claims yet another retailer: J.C. Penney
Posted at 9:58 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 23:29:52-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — JCPenney will re-open more stores on Wednesday including the one located in the La Palmera shopping mall. According to, JCPenney will re-open 34 Texas stores after temporarily closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stores will be fully open with limited hours and more protective measures to hinder the spread of the virus. Some of the precautions the company is taking include:

  • Contact-free curbside pickup
  • Diligent cleaning of the store throughout the day
  • Social distancing procedures in place, with reminders throughout the store
  • Contactless checkout
  • Masks provided to each associate
  • Extended return policy and a longer time window to use customer rewards
  • Plexiglass shields at open registers
  • Associate training on safety practices
  • Temporarily reduced store hours:
    • Monday – Saturday from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy reorganization on Friday. The department store said Monday that it plans to close about 192 stores by February 2021.