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Walmart McComb closing temporarily for sanitation

Wednesday afternoon, Walmart’s corporate office announced the temporary closure of its McComb location.

“As an essential business and member of the McComb community, we understand the role we play in providing our customers with food, medicine and other essential items, especially at this time,” said Communications Senior Manager Charles Crowson, via email. “We also understand this community has been hit especially hard by COVID-19. Health officials are 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 take the proactive step to temporarily close our store at 1608 Veterans Blvd. in McComb.”

The store will be closed to the public Wednesday and Thursday, and reopen at 7 a.m. Friday. Customers must wear facial coverings while inside the building when the store reopens.

The closure will allow a third-party sanitation specialist to further sanitize the store, and give associates additional time to restock and prepare to reopen.

“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 and health experts,” said Crowson. “When the store reopens Friday, we will continue to conduct associate health screens and temperature checks (and) provide associates with face masks and gloves.”

For more information on Walmart’s COVID-19 response, visit https://corporate.walmart.com/here-for-you.