ASHLAND, KY (WOWK) — The Walmart Supercenter in Ashland will be temporarily closed at 2 p.m. today as part of cleaning and sanitizing procedures and will remain closed until Friday, December 4 at 7 a.m.

Charles Crowson with Walmart’s Corporate Affairs team says the Ashland store located on River Hill Drive will be cleaned by a third-party cleaning crew. Crowson says The location will remain closed through Thursday, Dec. 3, to allow Walmart associates time to restock shelves and prep the store 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 (CDC) and health experts. When the store reopens Friday, 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.” 

Official Walmart Statement