Walmart has closed its Checotah Supercenter location at 131 Paul Carr Dr.
The shopping center closed at 2 p.m. on Sunday to allow cleaning crews to sanitize the facility. Walmart says this is a part of its COVID-19 response protocols but did not specify how many employees or workers may have contracted the virus. Walmart released the following statement.
“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 Tuesday, 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 Checotah store will reopen Tuesday, January 12 at 7 a.m.