Walmart will reduce store operating hours, hold senior shopping events and limit the purchase of certain items in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic, according to KFOR.
Walmart stores across the country will open at 7am and close at 8:30pm starting Thursday, March 19, according to Dacama Smith (Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Offier of WalMart U.S.) that shared the news in a WalMart corporate blog post.
“This will further help associates restock the shelves for customers while continuing to clean and sanitize the store,” Smith said.
Walmart stores will also begin hosting a 1 hour senior shopping event every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28 for customers who are 60-years-old and older. The exclusive senior shopping will happen one hour before stores open to the generic public.
Walmart will also begin limiting the number of certain items customers may purchase including milk, eggs, cleaning products, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.
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