CASPER, Wyo. — Casper’s west-side Walmart will close on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and reopen Friday morning.
According to a source, the store is closing due to “staffing and COVID” issues.
“As you know, several areas across the country have seen a renewed increase in positive COVID-19 cases, and we want to assist health officials working against the pandemic. In support of this effort, we have chosen to temporarily close our Casper, WY store location at 4255 CY Avenue today at 2 p.m. as part of a company-initiated program,” an email from Walmart’s corporate newsroom said Wednesday. “This will allow extra time for a third-party specialist to further sanitize the store and will also give our associates additional time to restock shelves and prepare the store to once again serve the community. We plan to reopen the store to customers at 6 a.m. on Friday, October 15.”
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The east-side store will remain open for regular hours.
“When the store reopens on Friday, we will continue conducting associate health assessments, and all unvaccinated associates must still wear face coverings,” the Walmart statement continued. “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.”
The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.