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Chula Vista Walmart temporarily closes for cleaning amid coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 1:18 PM, Dec 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-27 16:18:18-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A Chula Vista Walmart is temporarily closing for a cleaning amid the coronavirus pandemic, a company spokesperson said Sunday.

According to the company, the Chula Vista Supercenter located at 875 East H Street will close at 2 p.m. Sunday “as part of a company-initiated program to allow third party cleaning crews time to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building.”

The store plans to reopen on Tuesday, December 29 at 7 a.m.

Read the full statement from the company below:

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.