Convenience store giant Circle K has been taking measures to protect customers and employees during this health crisis, but the company has shut down several stores including 3 in Louisiana.

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The was posted on the company's website:

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, I want to update you on the important steps we are taking at Circle K to protect our customers and employees. More than ever, we are committed to being part of the solution for the communities where we work and live. Our key priority remains the health and safety of our employees and customers.

In many areas where we operate, our stores are now designated as part of the critical emergency infrastructure, and we are staying open and true to our mission of making our customer’s lives a little easier every day – even difficult days.

But the company has also decided to close several stores including one in our area. Here's the list of stores that have been shut down temporarily:

2901 Stevenson Drive, Springfield, Illinois, closed from 3/20
14558 Herriman Blvd, Noblesville, IN, closed from 03/30
3700 Elm Street, St. Charles, Missouri, Closed from 3/23
2651 Benton Rd, Bossier City, LA, closed from 03/30
3075 Danforth Ave. Scarborough, Ontario, M1L-1A8 closed from 03/23
1100 Hwy 90 W, Patterson, LA, closed from 03/30
1 Campus Dr. U of SK, Saskatoon, SK., S7N 5A3 closed from 03/24 7:00am
5210 St. Margaret's Rd, Tantallon, Nova Scotia, closed from 03/29
3375 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, closed from 03/25
6802 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX, closed from 03/31
1764 Ireland Drive, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Closed From 03/23
10425 Lincoln Trl, Fairview Heights, IL, closed 04/01
1044 Redbank Road, Goose Creek, South Carolina, closed from 03/21
Palais Des Congres, Montreal, Quebec, closed from 04/03 to 04/05
1310 Howard Lane, Austin, Texas, Closed until 04/10
9920 W US Hwy 290, Austin, Texas, closed from 03/21
1075 Duval St, Key West, Florida, closed from 03/24

Circle K is offering free coffee, tea, and polar pop to store employees along with health care workers and first responders.