WEDNESDAY 8:10 P.M. UPDATE:
Walmart said on Wednesday that it is further restricting its hours AND adding a one-hour-a-week “senior shopping event.”
Beginning March 24 and lasting through the end of April, all Walmart locations will open for one hour (7 a.m. for most locations) for seniors only. The chain also plans to open its pharmacy and vision center for this hour.
Starting on Thursday, Walmart stores will close at 8:30 p.m. and will open no earlier than 7 a.m. until further notice.
“This will further help associates restock the shelves for customers while continuing to clean and sanitize the store,” the company said in a statement. “While the store hours change for customers, our associates will continue to have access to their regular scheduled shifts and full hours.”
In addition, Walmart has implemented limits on certain items including paper products, milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.
One of America’s largest chains says it is temporarily adjusting its hours in order to better accommodate its customers and employees amid coronavirus concerns.
Walmart announced in a statement Sunday that the change takes effect Sunday in all stores.
The company’s stores and Neighborhood Markets will now open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice.
“This will help ensure associates can stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing,” says Dacona Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Starting March 15, Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice. This will help ensure associates can clean and stock products. Stores operating under more reduced hours will keep current hours of operation. https://t.co/xw5GuNFQ0F
— Walmart (@Walmart) March 15, 2020
Stores currently operating under more reduced hours will keep their current hours of operation.
Read the company’s full statement here.