Is your Walmart store open? Right now — probably — but while the coronavirus Delta variant is spreading throughout the country, Walmart is once again taking steps to minimize the impact of the pandemic.
Here’s what you need to know about Walmart’s latest Covid-19-related closures:
Some Walmart stores are closing for sanitizing.
We’ve seen Walmart sporadically close locations across the country for more than a day and a half of deep cleaning and sanitizing, as well as restocking shelves.
Walmart is closing a handful of stores at a time; on July 27, only seven locations were affected (out of 4,700+).
The closures typically last about 40 hours.
The West Melbourne, Fla. location closed for cleaning at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 15, and reopened at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 17.
Livingston, Texas, closed at 2 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2021, and reopened at 6 a.m. Sunday, July 18.
A store in Jacksonville, Fla. closed at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, and reopened at 6 a.m. Sunday, July 27. All of these closures lasted 20 hours.
Check the Walmart map to see current closures.
Walmart shows the status of all of their U.S. stores. You can filter by closed stores — although the map doesn’t have any kind of information about why and when they closed.