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Walmart store in Fayetteville to temporarily close for cleaning, sanitization

The Walmart Fayetteville, Tennessee Supercenter location at 1224 Huntsville Hwy. will close Saturday at 2 pm and remain closed until Monday.

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. — WZDX News received the following information from Walmart’s Corporate Affairs team.

Walmart has made the decision to temporarily close its Fayetteville Supercenter location at 1224 Huntsville Hwy. Saturday at 2 p.m. as part of a company-initiated program to allow third party cleaning crews time to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building. The location will remain closed through Sunday, Jan. 10, providing our associates time to restock shelves and prep the store to reopen on Monday, Jan. 11, at 7 a.m. 

This is the company's official statement on the closing: 

“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 Monday, 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.” 

This information was provided by Rebecca Thomason, Senior Manager of Corporate Communications with Walmart’s Corporate Affairs team. 

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