Walmart shuts down Hixson store for cleaning

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Walmart has shutdown it’s store in Hixson, temporarily, in connection to the pandemic.

The location on Highway 153 closed on Tuesday and will reopen Thursday morning.

In a corporate statement, they say:

“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 Hixson location at 5764 Highway 153 today at 2 p.m. as part of a company-initiated program. 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.”

“When the store reopens (Thursday), we will continue conducting associate health assessments, and all unvaccinated associates must still wear face coverings.”

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