Walmart Changing Store Hours In Face of COVID-19

Washington, D.C. (Sunday, March 15, 2020) –  The nation’s biggest retail giant is also feeling the impact of the coronavirus.  Walmart is making some adjustments to its store hours as customers pretty much have purchased up everything in the stores.  The company issued the following statement to the public and its employees.  “To better support our associates and serve our customers, we will adjust our operating hours starting Sunday, March 15,” said Dacona Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S.   The new changes mean  Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice.

“This will help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing. Stores currently operating under more reduced hours (for example they regularly close at 10 p.m. or open at 7 a.m.) will keep their current hours of operation,” said Smith.