Maysville Road Walmart reopens after high levels of COVID-19 cases cause temporary close

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Walmart on Maysville Road is back open to the public after temporarily closing for cleaning.

The northeast location reopened on schedule Sunday morning at 6 a.m.

As part of a company-wide policy, the location was temporarily shut down over the weekend to clean the building. Walmart Corporate Affairs told WANE 15 this was due to high levels of COVID-19 cases throughout several parts of the country including at the Fort Wayne location.

The store posted on their Facebook page they closed beginning Friday at 2 p.m. Officials said this allowed extra time for a third-party specialist to further sanitize the store and also give the associates additional time to restock shelves and prepare the store to once again serve the community.

The Pharmacy Curbside service remained open normal hours while the store was closed.

Walmart will follow CDC guidance, which includes fully vaccinated people wearing masks in public indoor settings in counties with substantial or high transmission. Where there are state or local mask mandates, associates will be required to wear masks inside the facilities, including stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers.

If Walmart associates choose to schedule their vaccinations elsewhere, they will be provided two hours of paid leave and up to three days paid leave, should they experience an adverse reaction. The company is currently offering $150 bonuses for associates who choose to become fully vaccinated and have not previously received the vaccination incentive.

Walmart will continue conducting associate health assessments, and all unvaccinated associates must still wear face coverings.

The Maysville Road location is resuming normal hours, opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 11 p.m. Holiday hours are in place for the upcoming weekend, with the store open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday for Christmas Eve, and closed Saturday for Christmas Day.

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