Walmart has temporarily closed its Chula Vista supercenter location to allow for a thorough clean and sanitization of the building, a spokesperson for Walmart confirmed to NBC 7.
The Chula Vista Supercenter located at 875 E. H St. closed Sunday at 2 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday at 7 a.m.
Walmart says the closure is part of a company-initiated program to allow cleaning crews to clean and sanitize the building and to allow employees time to restock shelves to prep the store for reopening.
Walmart sent out the following statement:
“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.”