A representative of Walmart’s Corporate Affairs team released a statement confirming the Lewisburg Supercenter’s closure from 2 p.m. on January 11 until Wednesday, January 13, at 7 a.m.
The closure of the Lewisburg store is “part of a company-initiated program to allow third-party cleaning crews time to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building,” said Charles Crowson, Local Communications Director – Northern U.S. for Walmart Corporate Communications.
“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. For more context as to what the company has been doing since the pandemic hit several months ago, I’m providing a link to our COVID-19 response site here: https://corporate.walmart.com/here-for-you. There, you can find details on several initiatives enacted to help keep our associates and customers safe.”
Further Crowson stated, “We can’t confirm any positive cases among associates for privacy reasons, in the event we have any, we’re working with those associates and offering guidance and time needed to receive medical care. Associates have been encouraged to prioritize their health and stay home if feeling sick. We’ve also implemented a COVID-19 emergency leave policy for all associates who feel unable or uncomfortable coming to work.”
Crowson also released Walmart’s official statement in regards to the closure as follows:
“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 Wednesday, we will continue conducting 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, 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,” the statement concluded.
Announced by the city of Lewisburg, the municipality posted to social media on Monday, January 11, that the Lewisburg Walmart would be closing today (January 11) at 2 p.m.
The store will be conducting a deep clean and reorganization of the store. The store will re-open on Wednesday, January 13, at 7 a.m.
“They appreciate everyone’s patience while this is completed. Please direct any questions to the Lewisburg Wal-Mart store,” the post from the city concluded.
The store can be reached at 304-645-5280 to address any questions.