Panama City, FL –
LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WMBB) – On Sunday, Walmart announced that it would temporarily close its Lynn Haven site to allow third-party cleaning crews to thoroughly clean and disinfect the building.
The closing will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday July 25. The store will remain closed until Monday July 26 and reopen on Tuesday July 27 at 6:00 a.m.
Walmart released a statement on Sunday saying:
“As a vital business and member of the Lynn Haven community, we understand the role we play in providing our customers with food, medicine and other essentials, especially at this time.
As you know, several parts of the country have started to see a further increase in positive COVID-19 cases, mostly among the unvaccinated, and we want to help health officials battling the pandemic. As part of this effort, we have elected to temporarily close our Lynn Haven store at 2101 South Highway 77 today at 2 p.m. as part of a program initiated by the company. This will allow more time for a third-party specialist to further sanitize the store and also give our associates more time to restock the shelves and prepare the store to serve the community again. We plan to reopen the store to customers at 6 a.m. on Tuesday July 27.
Everything we do is for the well-being of our associates and clients, and taking into account the advice of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and health experts. When the store reopens on Tuesday, we will continue to conduct associate health assessments, and all unvaccinated associates should always wear face coverings.
In addition to offering COVID-19 vaccines to clients via walk-in or online appointments, we also provide easy access to vaccines for associates. Associates can receive their vaccines at their home store pharmacy, on or off the clock.
If associates choose to schedule their vaccinations elsewhere, we will provide two hours of paid time off. Associates who receive the vaccine receive a $ 75 bonus for doing so.
These protocols and convenient access to vaccinations are in addition to the extensive measures we put in place during the pandemic to help protect our associates and customers. We will continue to work closely with elected and local health officials, adjusting the way we serve the community while keeping the health and safety of our customers and associates in mind.“
News 13 has contacted Walmart to see if this will happen in other locations in the future.
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