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Walmart on South Eastern Avenue closed for deep cleaning

Posted at 12:46 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 16:46:15-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Walmart Supercenter at 6005 S. Eastern Ave. near Patrick Lane was closed at 2 p.m. Sunday for deep cleaning.

The store will be closed until 7 a.m. Jan. 12.

The reason for closing was not given. It is not known if the closure is part of their routine cleaning process or if it was in response to an outbreak among employees or in response to an issue with a customer.

The following statement was sent to 13 Action News:

“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.”

In response to our question about employees, we received this in response:

Protecting the privacy of our associates is important, and I will refer you to the local health department for any confirmations of COVID-19. In the event we do have a confirmed case at any of our stores, we are working with those associates and offering guidance and time needed to receive medical care. Associates have been encouraged to prioritize their health and stay home if feeling sick. We also implemented a COVID-19 emergency leave policy for all associates who feel unable or uncomfortable coming to work.”

“While we are not able to confirm any information related to the store at this time, we have been working to ensure our stores are cleaned and sanitized regularly. Today’s decision was made based on several factors as we focus on safely serving our customers during this unprecedented time.”

The Walmart store near Blue Diamond and Rainbow Boulevard was closed in mid-December for deep cleaning.

Essential retail workers are in Tier Two for COVID-19 vaccinations in the state of Nevada.

Here is a breakdown of the vaccination tiers in Nevada