It’s never been better to be a gamer.
Video game retail giant GameStop called itself “essential retail” in a memo to employees, instructing them to keep stores open — despite local governments nationwide issuing lockdowns amid the coronavirus crisis, Kotaku reported.
“Due to the products we carry that enable and enhance our customers’ experience in working from home, we believe GameStop is classified as essential retail and therefore is able to remain open during this time,” the memo obtained by Kotaku said.
GameStop also allegedly told employees to encourage police officers to call corporate headquarters if they wish to attempt to enforce closures.
“We have received reports of local authorities visiting stores in an attempt to enforce closure despite our classification. Store Managers are approved to provide the document linked below to law enforcement as needed,” the memo read.
A GameStop employee wore a mask at one of the chain’s locations in Rockland County on Monday, telling The Post she wished the store would close out of concern for her 70-year-old father.
“I hate wearing this mask, but I have to. If I have to keep working, I need to make sure he’s okay,” she said.
On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told all businesses statewide to instruct half of their employees to work from home — with “essential employees” continuing to work onsite.