Claremore Walmart temporarily closes for two days to allow cleaning, sanitization

CLAREMORE, Okla. — The Walmart Supercenter in Claremore is temporarily closing for two days to allow cleaners to sanitize the building.

The store is expected to reopen Sunday morning at 7 a.m. This will allow time to both clean the store and for associates to restock the shelves.

You can read the full statement from Walmart below:

As an essential business and a member of the Claremore community, we understand the role we play in providing our customers with food, medicine and other essential items, especially at this time.

Health officials are continually working to curb the impact of this pandemic, and we want to be a part of the solution. In support of this effort, we have chosen to temporarily close our Claremore location at 1500 S Lynn Riggs Blvd today at 2 p.m. as part of a company-initiated program. This will allow extra time for a third-party specialist to further sanitize the store and will also give our associates additional time to restock shelves and prepare the store to once again serve the community. We plan to reopen the store to customers at 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 25.

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 assessments, and all unvaccinated associates must still wear face coverings.

In addition to offering COVID-19 vaccines to customers through walk-in or online appointments, we’re also offering easy access to vaccines for associates. Associates can receive their vaccinations at their home store pharmacy, on or off the clock.

Should associates choose to schedule their vaccinations elsewhere, we will provide two hours of paid leave. Associates who receive the vaccine are given a $75 bonus for doing so.

These protocols and convenient access to vaccinations are in addition to the extensive measures we’ve put in place during the pandemic to help protect our associates and customers. 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.