Couldn't agree more! These continued closures are a disservice to all REI members! REI is the only retail / outdoor store in my area which remains closed. This weekend I went out and dropped a pretty penny at another outdoor store. It would have been to my advantage to buy all those items from REI because I would have seen a good bit back on my dividend. But considering REI is closed and a lot of the items I purchased required fitting it made a lot more sense for me to buy them in person and support my local outdoor shop.