DUNDALK, Maryland (WJZ) – Walmart announced Saturday that its Dundalk Supercenter location will be closed this weekend to allow third-party cleaning crews time to fully sanitize the building.
The location will be closed until April 4 so associates have time to restock shelves and prepare the store to reopen on April 5, Walmart said.
Walmart issued the following statement in a press release:
“Everything we are doing is for the well-being of our associates and customers, and in consideration of the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and health experts. When the store reopens on Monday, we will continue to conduct health screenings and temperature checks for associates, and all associates will receive face masks and gloves.
“These protocols are in addition to the extensive measures we implemented during the pandemic to help protect our associates and customers, including the installation of sneeze guards at check-ins, temperature controls, and the mandatory use of masks for associates, donning of social distancing signs and the enactment of an emergency leave policy for associates who are unable or uncomfortable to commute to work. Additionally, with the help of our Health Ambassadors, we will continue to require customers to wear protective face shields while inside the building.
“We will continue to work closely with local and elected health officials, adjusting the way we serve the community while keeping in mind the health and safety of our customers and associates.”
Walmart did not say if there was a confirmed COVID case at this location.
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