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The Walmart Supercenter will reopen at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, after being closed earlier this week because of COVID-19 concerns.

The announcement was made Monday afternoon by Casey Staheli, a senior manager with Wal-Mart’s National Media Relations.

The store, located at 494 West Interstate 30, was closed at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan.4, to allow third party cleaning crews time to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building.

The store will be kept closed Tuesday, Jan. 5, providing employees time to restock shelves and prepare the store to reopen Wednesday.

In a prepared statement, Staheli said the closing and cleaning “is for the well-being of our associates and customers, and in consideration of guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and health experts.”

When the store reopens Wednesday, Wal-Mart will continue conducting associate health screens and temperature checks, and all associates will be provided with facemasks and gloves, he added.

Customers will also be required to wear protective facial covering while inside the building.

“These protocols are in addition to the extensive measures we’ve put in place during the pandemic to help protect our associates and customers,” Stahali said.

“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,” he added.

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