Scottsbluff Walmart declares temporary closing

The Scottsbluff Walmart has affirmed a temporary closing of its store at 3322 Ave. I.

As per a press release, the closing, which happened beginning at 2 p.m., happened as a feature of an organization started program to permit third party cleaning teams time to completely clean and sanitize the building. The location will stay shut through Monday, Nov. 23, giving its partners time to restock shelves and prep the store to return on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7 a.m.

In the release, Walmart said, “Walmart’s place within the community is considered essential, and we understand the role we play in providing customers with food, medicine and other needed items during this time.”

The organization further expressed:

“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 Tuesday, we will continue conducting associate health screens and temperature checks, and all associates will be provided with facemasks and gloves.

The organization gave data on a website laying out its pandemic reaction, where clients can discover data on a few activities ordered to help guard its partners and clients.

“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, temperature checks and mandatory mask-wearing for associates, placing social distancing signage and enacting 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,” company officials said in the press release.

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