Walmart Manville NJ store temporarily closes for COVID cleanup

MANVILLE – A second Walmart store in the central Jersey area is temporarily closed to sanitize the store and help health officials fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Manville Supercenter store at 100 North Main St. was closed at 2 p.m. Sunday as part of an ongoing program initiated by the company, Walmart said in a statement.

The closure will give more time for a third-party specialist to sanitize the store and allow associates more time to restock and prepare for the store’s reopening. The store is slated to reopen at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan.4, according to Walmart.

The company did not say whether the shutdown was linked to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases among Walmart associates. There has been an increase in positive cases across the country.

Manville Walmart store has been temporarily closed for COVID-19 cleanup

“Everything we do is for the well-being of our associates and the thousands of clients we serve on a daily basis, and taking into account the advice of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and health experts. We will follow the advice. of the CDC, which include fully vaccinated people wearing masks in indoor public places in high or high transmission counties, “Walmart said.

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The Linden Walmart store was temporarily closed last week for a day and a half for a COVID cleanup. NBC News 4 New York has reported that dozens of Linden Walmart employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The store reopened on Thursday, December 30.

When the Manville store reopens on Tuesday, the company will continue to perform associate health assessments, and all unvaccinated associates must still wear face covers.

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