New Albany Walmart quickly closes for cleansing

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) – The Walmart in New Albany closed at 2 p.m. on Monday to scrub the constructing; nonetheless, a lot of its prospects mentioned they didn’t know in regards to the non permanent closure.

Ember Galloway was one of many many purchasers hoping to purchase a number of objects from her native Walmart, however when she confirmed up, the doorways have been closed.

“I used to be simply pondering run-of-the-mill stuff, possibly some sniffle remedy, however that’s actually all I can consider,” she mentioned. “It’s so inconvenient actually.”

Not like Galloway, Jessica Garner got here to the shop looking for important objects together with her new addition in her house.

“It’s terrible as a result of I used to be going to get my child, effectively my grand child, some breakfast meals,” mentioned Garner. “It’s devastating.”

Garner has been purchasing on the New Albany Walmart for practically 34 years.

She mentioned she would not keep in mind a time the shop was closed this early.

Garner talked about her greatest fear is for many who weren’t capable of make it to the shop earlier than getting off of labor.

“I’m glad that I’ve received stuff for supper for tonight however I imply most individuals go each day and get their groceries, like I used to,” she defined. “So, I feel they’re going to be hurting.”

Walmart’s company affairs group defined the non permanent closure as a means for the corporate to completely clear out the constructing; nonetheless, Galloway sees the shutdown as, “One thing that’s sort of pointless to a sure diploma,” Galloway mentioned. “I really feel like they’re imagined to be shutting the shop down at a sure time every evening to have the ability to do the stuff they declare that they’re doing proper now.”

Walmart’s company affairs group offered WTVA with this assertion in regards to the closure:

“Every thing we’re doing is for the well-being of our associates and prospects, and in consideration of steerage by the Facilities for Illness Management (CDC) and well being consultants. When the shop reopens Wednesday, we’ll proceed conducting affiliate well being screens and temperature checks, and all associates will likely be supplied with facemasks and gloves.

“These protocols are along with the intensive measures we’ve put in place through the pandemic to assist shield our associates and prospects, together with putting in sneeze guards at registers, temperature checks and necessary mask-wearing for associates, putting social distancing signage and enacting emergency go away coverage for associates who’re unable or uncomfortable coming to work. Moreover, by means of the assistance of our well being ambassadors, we’ll proceed requiring prospects to put on protecting facial coverings whereas contained in the constructing.

“We’ll proceed working carefully with elected and native well being officers, adjusting how we serve the neighborhood whereas additionally holding the well being and security of our prospects and associates in thoughts.”

This Walmart location will reopen on Wednesday at 7 a.m.

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