According to Business Insider, Hobby Lobby, after defying state lock down orders to close some of their locations due to the coronavirus pandemic, is now temporarily shutting down stores nationwide. 'The announcement comes after the craft store quietly reopened stores in several states, in defiance of state-mandated lockdowns that called for the closure of nonessential businesses.'

The arts and crafts store will be furloughing 'nearly all store employees without pay. They are also 'ending emergency leave pay and suspending use of company provided paid time off benefits and vacation.' This is according to a statement issued on their website earlier today. The closures will happen at 8:00 PM on Friday, April 3.

Read their statement here.