Walmart Modifies Store Hours to Stock and Sanitize
As you have probably noticed, there's a lot of people headed to the grocery store in response to COVID-19. People are trying to be prepared in response to social distancing and possible nationwide lockdown. To keep up with demand and sanitizing efforts, many stores are changing their hours.
Dacona Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Walmart said in a statement:
To better support our associates and serve our customers, we will adjust our operating hours beginning Sunday, March 15. Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. 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. 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.
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.
Effective March 15th, our temporary hours of operation will be 6am-11pm daily. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Effective Sunday March 15th, our temporary hours of operations will be 6am-11pm.