Walmart temporarily closed its Branan Field Road store for additional sanitizing and stocking.
In a statement to News4Jax, Walmart said its Middleburg location at 1580 Branan Field Road closed at 2 p.m. Saturday and plans to reopen at 6 a.m. Monday.
Walmart said the temporary closure is part of a company-initiated program.
“This will allow extra time for a third-party specialist to further sanitize the store and will also give our associates additional time to restock shelves and prepare the store to once again serve the community,” the statement reads, in part.
Here is the entire statement:
As an essential business and a member of the Middleburg community, we understand the role we play in providing our customers with food, medicine and other essential items, especially at this time.
Health officials are continually working to curb the impact of this pandemic, and we want to be a part of the solution. In support of this effort, we have chosen to temporarily close our Middleburg location at 1580 Branan Field Rd. 2 p.m. as part of a company-initiated program.This will allow extra time for a third-party specialist to further sanitize the store and will also give our associates additional time to restock shelves and prepare the store to once again serve the community. We plan to reopen the store to customers at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 2.
Everything we’re doing is for the well-being of our associates and the thousands of customers we serve daily, and in consideration of guidance by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and health experts. When the store reopens (Monday), we will continue conducting associate health assessments, and all unvaccinated associates must still wear face coverings.
In addition to offering COVID-19 vaccines to customers through walk-in or online appointments, we’re also offering easy access to vaccines for associates. Associates can receive their vaccinations at their home store pharmacy, on or off the clock,
Should associates choose to schedule their vaccinations elsewhere, we will provide two hours of paid leave. Associates who receive the vaccine are given a $75 bonus for doing so.
These protocols and convenient access to vaccinations are in addition to the extensive measures we’ve put in place during the pandemic to help protect our associates and customers. 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 temporary closure of the Walmart location on Branan Field Road comes after
Walmart temporarily closed its Normandy Boulevard store in Jacksonville to allow extra time for the store to be cleaned.
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