Walmart briefly shuttered its Paramount supercenter Wednesday so third-party cleansing crews can completely clear and sanitize the constructing to protect in opposition to the unfold of COVID-19.
The shop, at 14501 Lakewood Blvd., closed at 2 p.m. Wednesday and can reopen at 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8. That may give workers time to restock cabinets and prep the shop for reopening, firm officers mentioned.
“Every little thing we’re doing is for the well-being of our associates and clients, and in consideration of steering by the Facilities for Illness Management and well being specialists,” the mega retailer mentioned in a press release. “When the shop reopens Friday we’ll proceed conducting affiliate well being screens and temperature checks, and all associates can be supplied with facemasks and gloves.”
The corporate will proceed requiring clients to put on protecting facial coverings whereas inside its shops.
Shops like Walmart are sometimes closed when workers check optimistic or are uncovered to COVID-19, although the corporate declined to supply particulars, citing privateness issues.
Walmart lately closed shops in Anaheim and San Clemente for related deep cleanings.
Walmart officers mentioned the retail chain has applied numerous security measures to assist curb the unfold of the virus. That features sneeze guards at registers, temperature checks and obligatory mask-wearing for associates. It has additionally positioned social distancing signage all through its shops and has enacted a emergency depart coverage for staff who’re unable or uncomfortable coming to work.