September 18, 2021


Residential infrastructure

Walmart in DeLand closing for deep cleaning as COVID cases climbing

A man approaches the entrance of Walmart in DeLand on Thursday, July 29. The store closed at 2 p.m. for a deep cleaning. It's scheduled to reopen Saturday at 6 a.m.

Walmart in DeLand has briefly shut its doors Thursday for a deep cleaning in response to the area’s increasing COVID-19 transmission amount, company officers reported.  

The two-working day closure is “part of a organization-initiated plan” to allow a third party “to even further sanitize the shop” and allow for more than enough time for associates to restock shelves and get ready to reopen, Brian Minimal, a Walmart spokesperson, explained in an electronic mail to the town of DeLand.

Questioned if there was an outbreak between staff or if the closure is due to the quantity of scenarios in the space, Minimal claimed: “The character of the virus can make it almost difficult to keep track of a resource, which is why — as an critical small business for the previous calendar year — we are having these proactive steps in our stores to enable secure our associates and prospects as finest as we can.”