Long Beach, California 2021-01-14 18:58:00 –
In an increasingly routine move, Wal-Mart will temporarily close its Long Beach supercenter on Thursday, allowing third-party crew members to clean and disinfect buildings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. I did it.
The store, located at 7250 Carson Blvd., closes at 2:00 pm on Thursday and reopens at 7:00 am on Saturday, January 16th.
This was after the Sam’s Club at Southgate, two supercenters at Downey Neighborhood Market, Torrance and Huntington Beach, was temporarily closed for COVID-19 disinfection on Wednesday. Neighborhood markets and supercenters will reopen at 7am on Friday, January 15th, and Sam’s Club will reopen at 8am on Friday, January 15th.
Mega Retailer recently announced additional store closures in Paramount, Anaheim and San Clemente for similar deep cleaning.
Stores like Wal-Mart are usually closed when employees test positive or are exposed to COVID-19, but refused to provide details due to privacy concerns.
According to the latest data from the California Public Health Service, there are 33,751 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state-wide total to 2,781,039. The agency has recorded a total of 31,102 coronavirus deaths across California.
Wal-Mart has implemented several security measures to control the spread of the virus. This includes sneezing guards at the cash register, temperature checks, and mandatory masking for employees. We have also placed social distance signs throughout the store and enacted an emergency leave policy for workers who are unable to come to work or are uncomfortable.
“Everything we do is for the well-being of our employees and customers, given the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health professionals,” the company said in a statement.
Wal-Mart said it would work closely with elected local health authorities to coordinate how it serves the community, keeping in mind the health and safety of its customers and employees.