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Walmart restricting number of patrons entering stores

Walmart is limiting the number of customers who can be in a store at any one time, and employees will mark a queue at a single-entry door.

Walmart to begin taking employee temperatures

Walmart will start taking the temperatures of its employees as they report to work in stores, warehouse clubs, distribution centers and other facilities.

Walmart has started installing plexiglass barriers at pharmacy lanes and also is waiving fees on telehealth doctor visits for associates.

Major retailers are awarding bonuses, expanding employee benefits and launching unprecedented hiring drives as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Executives from CVS Health, Walgreens, Walmart and Target were on hand in the Rose Garden Friday, pledging space outside their stores for drive-through testing for COVID-19.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the industry is taking steps to keep stores safe for consumers and associates while still serving as a resource. 

Walmart’s 24-hour stores are now open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., in order to give employees more time to restock shelves and clean and sanitize stores.

Walmart will reportedly purchase products by category rather than by channel, according to CNBC.

Lafe’s Natural BodyCare deodorants will be available at 4,200 Walmart locations across the nation.

Walmart said it expects online sales to grow about 30%, down from last year’s growth of 37%. 

The retailer has opened the clinic adjacent to a newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter in Calhoun, Ga.

Walmart is changing some of the faces at the top of its U.S. operations.

Bloomberg is reporting that Walmart is increasing the hourly pay for certain front-end workers in 500 stores using its new "Great Workplace" operating model.

David Glass, who served as president and CEO of Walmart from 1988 to 2000, died Jan. 9 of complications associated with pneumonia, according to the family.

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