Walmart located on Brockway Road in Saginaw closed its doors today (Friday) due to an increase in positive COVID cases across the state.

How long will the store be closed?

The closing will be temporary as they plan to reopen back up on Monday, November 21 at 6 pm.

At first, I thought this was a really dumb and pointless move. I mean, what good will closing the store do for two lousy days? It's not like COVID cases will magically disappear on Monday. Apparently, they plan to use the time to sanitize the store and restock the shelves. So I guess that makes a hell of a lot more sense.

Ashley Nolan, global communications senior manager at Walmart:

Everything we’re doing is for the well-being of our associates and the thousands of customers we serve daily, and in consideration of guidance by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and health experts. Given the rise in positive cases through the Delta variant, we will follow CDC guidance, which includes fully vaccinated people wearing masks in public indoor settings in counties with substantial or high transmission. In these counties and where there are state or local mask mandates, associates will be required to wear masks inside our facilities, including stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers.

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According to WNEM, When the store reopens, Walmart said it will continue conducting associate health assessments, and all unvaccinated associates must wear face coverings.

COVID numbers are definitely on the rise in Michigan. I know more people that have had it in the last couple of weeks compared to what I was seeing at the peak of the pandemic. Hell, I just got over COVID this week as well....and it sucked.

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