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Walmart adjusts hours for coronavirus preparations


Walmart is adjusting its hours and operations in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

According to an announcement on its website, 24-hour stores will now close overnight to allow employees to restock and to clean and sanitize the stores.

The new operating hours for all 24-hour Walmart stores, including those in Casper, will be 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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The new hours start today, Sunday, March 15, and will be in place indefinitely, according to the statement.

The statement says overnight employees will continue their scheduled shifts and supply trucks will continue to make their deliveries.

Retailers across the country have struggled to keep supplies such as toilet paper and other paper products, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies in stock.

Many, including Target in Casper, have implemented limits on quantities on that can be purchased at one time with certain products.

The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:

What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email:

  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.