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For us, the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities is our top priority. Our teams have been hard at work implementing enhanced safety measures as we continue to re-open our Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy, and Intermix stores.  

Things are changing daily, but one thing that won’t? Our commitment to the safety and comfort of our teams and customers. We’re closely following official COVID-19 recommendations of the WHO and Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as local government mandates. 

Taking care takes time so please be patient with us as we navigate new ways of working. Learn more about the steps we're taking to help keep our teams and customers safe, including a message from our CEO, Sonia Syngal. We’ve also implemented a new policy requiring our customers to wear masks in all of our stores  in addition to our employees.

For updates on our health and safety measures in our stores and in our fulfillment centers, and additional shopping FAQs:



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Have health guards at checkouts

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Increased cleaning and sanitization efforts

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Physical distancing guides

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Require all customers to wear masks 



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Wear masks

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Practice physical distancing

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Wash and sanitize hands frequently

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Complete health checks at the start of each shift


We're All in This Together: An Update on Our Store Mask Policy

July 20, 2020
Given the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the US and Canada, we are adjusting our current policy and requiring all customers to wear masks in all of our North America Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix and Janie and Jack stores, effective August 1.  
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Gap Inc. Outlines Strategic Plan for Store Re-Openings, Including Health and Safety Measures

May 6, 2020
As Gap Inc. prepares to reopen stores, our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities.
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Supporting our Communities Impacted by COVID-19

March 27, 2020
Gap Foundation will be donating over $1 million to local, state, national and international non-profit organizations. 
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Updated September 30, 2020

Our Customers

What’s Gap Inc. doing to help keep customers safe in stores? 

We are re-opening stores as soon as is safe to do so, and actively engaged in the safety needs of our employees, customers and communities. Here’s how we’re taking care of our customers:  

Mask Requirement – We are requiring all employees and customers to wear masks in our stores, with the exception of small children or those who are exempt due to an underlying medical condition.  

Health Guards at Checkout – We’re encouraging a limited contact checkout process for our customers with plexiglass Health Guard shields and encouraging customers to utilize contactless pay options during this time.  

Increased frequency of regularly scheduled cleanings and sanitization efforts in-store – We’ve added sanitization stations at the front doors and throughout the store, in accordance with Public Health Agency of Canada.

Social Distancing Guides in-store – We’ve added in-store signage and cues for customers to promote social/physical distancing while shopping in our stores.

For extra protection, we are temporarily closing restrooms. 

In response to customer demand, we’re re-opening most of our fitting rooms and increasing regular cleaning. Based on updated Public Health Agency of Canada as well as some local and provincial mandates regarding the use of fabric masks for the general population, we’re encouraging customers to wear a face covering while shopping.

Will you be asking customers to wear face coverings while in stores?

Based on  the Public Health Agency of Canada as well as some local and provincial mandates regarding the use of fabric masks for the general population, we’re requiring customers to wear a face covering while shopping, with the exception of small children or those who are exempt due to an underlying medical condition, in addition to our employees.   

How are you handling returns? Can I return products in-store amid the coronavirus outbreak?

Online purchases made on or after May 1, 2020 have an extended return window of 90 days. Purchases made online before May 1 and all in-store purchases follow our usual Return Policy.

Returns can be made at stores that have reopened for shopping.  We recommend in-store returns to get your refund faster. Show your shipping confirmation email printed, or on your mobile device, to return in store. 

Returns sent by mail are being delayed 4-6 weeks due to high volume and additional safety precautions taken by shipping carriers and at our return center.

Why are my shipments or returns being delayed? 

Some customers may experience shipping or return processing delays as Gap Inc. is taking extra precautions in our fulfillment centers as we work to help keep our teams safe. We thank customers for understanding and have been working hard to get caught up with demand.  

How can I check the status of my order?

You can check your order status for most of our brands on your order confirmation page.

Can I pick up online orders at your stores?

In select cities you can schedule a safe and convenient shopping experience with Curbside Pickup. You will see this option at check-out if it’s available to you and have the ability to order items online or from our app, and then pick them up at your local store (Orders made by 2 p.m. are ready in just 2 hours). We'll email when your order is ready, then our store teams will bring your order to your car with contactless delivery. 

What does the Curbside Pickup service look like?

Customers can place orders anytime for limited contact Curbside Pickup in select stores across North America

When shopping on our website, customers can place phone orders anytime for limited contact Curbside Pickup in select stores across Canada. 

When a customer’s order is ready, they will receive a phone call from the store letting them know to head to the store. Customers will need to have their photo ID so that store teams can confirm upon arrival through a closed car window. 

Once the customer arrives at the store, they will need to call the store number provided and park in a place that is safe for both the customers and the store associate. Next, all they need to do is pop their trunk, and our store teams will load orders into customers’ cars at a safe distance.

Are you selling face masks in stores?

As communities around the world make moves to reemerge and reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, one thing is certain; wearing face masks has become the new normal.  Our brands have responded to the demand from consumers by producing masks for everyday use, available online and in stores while supplies last.   

Here are some  details of the first masks being offered online and in-store by the  Gap Inc. family of brands.

How can I find a reopened store?

We’re excited to welcome our employees, customers and communities back into our stores. 

To find out if a store near you is open, please check out our store locator for each brand: Old NavyGapBanana Republic and Intermix 

Our Team

What safety measures are you taking to protect teams in-store?

We are re-opening stores as soon as  is safe to do so,  and actively engaged in  the safety needs of our employees, customers and communities. Here’s how we’re taking care of our store teams:

Masks for Team Members  – We will provide all our associates with masks to wear during their shifts to protect each other and our customers. Effective August 1, 2020, we are also requiring all customers to wear masks in our stores, with the exception of small children or those who are exempt due to an underlying medical condition. 

Practice Social/Physical Distancing – We will have visual cues denoting proper distancing and will safely-space active registers for customer checkout.  

Conduct frequent handwashing/hand sanitizing – We are committed to promoting sanitization practices and implementing associate health screenings, because the health and safety of our teams and customers are our top priorities. 

Advising employees not to come to work if they are ill and requiring all employees to do a health check at the start of each shift.

How are you keeping your distribution centers safe?

We  have increased  the frequency of regularly scheduled cleanings and sanitization efforts in  our  Distribution Centers. We’re recommending all employees to take precautionary health measures, including frequent handwashing, social distancing, staying home when sick, and pausing all non-essential work travel.  We  are  also  providing masks to employees  and  have  implemented temperature checks in  all of  our North American distribution centers.  

How are you taking care of your teams?

We have welcomed tens of thousands of our employees back to work. Our priority remains welcoming back our furloughed employees and offering them shifts as we reopen more stores. However, if we are unable to fill shifts by reactivating furloughed employees, then we will open hiring for new team members.  

In addition to welcoming back team members across the business, we have provided employees at our stores, headquarters and Distribution Centers with a package of four reusable, non-medical grade fabric masks, as part of our commitment to helping to keep our employees, customers and communities safe.   

Our Community

What is Gap Inc. doing to give back?

Gap Inc. helped to get masks to those who need them most, including leveraging its expansive supply chain to connect hospital networks with millions of critical PPE (personal protective equipment), for frontline healthcare workers. 

Old Navy and Banana Republic donated over $50 million of new clothing to American families in need via Old Navy and to help underprivileged back to work via Banana Republic.  

Old Navy and Gap brand are each donating 50,000 reusable masks to Boys and Girls Clubs of America, which has many Clubhouses still open and operational as a safe place for kids and families in underserved communities. 

Banana Republic has donated $10 for each mask that sold between April 23 and May 22, 2020 to Feeding America, amounting to a total of $220,000. 

Athleta is donating 100,000 non-medical masks to a major healthcare organization, in support of our heroes on the front line. 

Janie and Jack is donating $5 for every pair of masks purchased between 5/8-9/30 to Baby2Baby in addition to donating 1,000 non-medical masks.

We also have reusable, non-medical grade fabric masks available for customers, including in fun fashions and prints to bring a bit of joy to this new normal. 

To learn more about how we’re giving back to communities, you can read about our effort here. 

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To support our impacted employees, particularly our store teams, Gap Inc. has set up an Employee Resource Center, including unemployment resources, interviewing and resume tips and more. Learn more.


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