Beckley Walmart closed until Thursday morning

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Beckley Walmart located on N. Eisenhower Dr. is closed until Thursday morning.

According to an official with Walmart, the store is being sanitized and give associates additional time to restock shelves and prepare the store for reopening. 

A full statement can be seen below:

As an essential business and a member of the Beckley community, we understand the role we play in providing our customers with food, medicine and other essential items, especially at this time. We also understand this community has been hit especially hard by COVID-19.

Health officials are working to curb the impact of this pandemic, and we want to be a part of the solution. In support of this effort, we chose to temporarily close our Beckley Supercenter location at 1330 N. Eisenhower Dr. Tuesday at 2 p.m. as part of a company-initiated program. This will allow extra time for a third-party specialist to further sanitize the store and will also give our associates additional time to restock shelves and prepare the store to once again serve the community. We plan to reopen the store to customers at 7 a.m. on Thursday, November 12.

Everything we’re doing is for the well-being of our associates and customers, and in consideration of guidance by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and health experts. When the store reopens Thursday, we will continue to conduct associate health screens and temperature checks, and all associates will be provided with facemasks and gloves.

These protocols are in addition to the extensive measures we’ve put in place during the pandemic to help protect our associates and customers, including installing sneeze guards at registers, placing social distancing signage and enacting an emergency leave policy for associates who are unable or uncomfortable coming to work. Additionally, through the help of our health ambassadors, we will continue requiring customers to wear protective facial coverings while inside the building.

We will continue working closely with elected and local health officials, adjusting how we serve the community while also keeping the health and safety of our customers and associates in mind.

Tyler Barker
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