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Walmart temporarily closes Blue Diamond location for crews to clean, sanitize

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 21:47:21-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Walmart has temporarily closed one of its superstores in the Las Vegas area for cleaning.

The Walmart Supercenter located at 6973 Blue Diamond Road, near Rainbow Boulevard, was closed Friday at 2 p.m. for cleaning crews to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building, according to a company representative.

The location will remain closed until Dec. 20 at 7 a.m.

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Walmart did not initially confirm if the cleaning is COVID related but did share the company's pandemic response website along with 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 Sunday, 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.”