Last Updated on March 17, 2020 10:12 am
Walmart has announced temporary changes to store hours nationwide in response to coronavirus concerns.
In a statement released on Saturday, the company said operating hours beginning Sunday, March 15 will be from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. for Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets until further notice.
“This will help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing.”, the statement went on to say.
Stores currently operating under more reduced hours (for example they regularly close at 10 p.m. or open at 7 a.m.) will keep their current hours of operation.
Dacona Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S. also added, “I could not be prouder of our associates and what they continue to accomplish for our customers. I don’t think any of us have been through an experience like this, and we continue to be amazed at what our people, whether in the stores or in the supply chain, are doing to make sure customers have what they need.”
The statement concluded with, “As we make this change, associates will continue to work the hours and shifts they are scheduled, and our supply chain and trucking fleet will continue to move products and deliver to stores on their regular schedules. As a reminder, we have a temporary COVID-19 emergency leave policy to support associates at this unprecedented time.”