Walmart makes changes to combat coronavirus

Walmart makes changes to combat coronavirus

Katlin Williams, Contributing Reporter

Everyone is used to walking into their local Walmart to buy products they need and simply getting out. Well, now that the coronavirus has hit everywhere, Walmart’s a little bit more out of the norm. They have changed store hours, item limitations, and have limited how many people are going in at a time. The store now opens at 7 a.m. and will be closing at 8:30 p.m. Items such as toilet paper, eggs, and cleaning supplies now have a specific limit on how many you can buy at once. This is because so many people were taking all of it and not leaving any for others. Now you also have to wait if there is a line to go into Walmart because only a certain amount of people can be in there at a time.

 

 In Walmart you are used to seeing one of your friends and going up to them to give them a great big hug! Now you have to try to stay six feet apart. Everyone knows that this isn’t going to last forever but, in this store specifically, you have to make a bunch of changes. It is definitely hard to do, but a lot of people are choosing to stay at home, which is the best decision. Walmart employees are able to take two weeks off with vacation pay if they want to. To help prevent this disease from coming about in the local Walmart, employees are wearing masks in the store. They are also constantly cleaning buggies and sanitizing them every chance they get. Walmart is monitoring the situation closely and increasing associate focus to cleaning as much as they can to keep a safe and clean environment. Another thing they are working on is keeping everything stocked. For a while, it was hard to do so because they had not set limitations on how many items you can purchase. They encourage their employees to stay home if they even feel slightly sick to help lower the chances. Last but not least, they are encouraging and promoting their Walmart pick-up to customers to make it easier and safer to get the groceries they need. If you would like to do so or have been considering Walmart pick-up, visit their website.