Elizabethton Walmart Supercenter to close temporarily for sanitizing


ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Walmart spokesperson announced the temporary closure of its supercenter location in Elizabethton for cleaning.

The location at 1001 Over Mountain Dr. will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday and remain closed until its reopening on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 a.m.

Walmart released the following statement in regard to the closure:

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.

Phillip Keene, Walmart

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