EL PASO, Texas – The West El Paso Sams Club store was closed Saturday due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19.
7970 n. Walmart, which runs the Sams Club store on Mesa Street, closed on Saturday afternoon. The company said it would remain closed until Monday morning.
A spokesman for the retail giant told ABC-7 that a professional cleaning company had come and closed the store to clean it up.
In a statement, the spokesman was quoted as saying that “cases of corona virus are on the rise in El Paso” but did not provide further details on the reasons for the closure of that particular store.
All other El Paso area Walmart stores are open Saturday afternoon as usual.
This is the second Walmart property to be temporarily closed recently for disinfection.
A week ago, Customers at the Walmart store on 5631 Dyer Street in northeastern El Paso Notice the closure for two similar days.
Officials at the time said that El Paso was not pushing for the closure of any public health measures, but rather an attempt by Walmart. The same seems to be true of Saturday’s closure of the club.
El Paso Mayor de Margo and health officials have reiterated that retail stores are the main source of the virus spreading in the community.
Although there is County Judge Ricardo Samiyango All non-essential businesses were ordered to close for two weeks Because of the virus crisis, grocery retailers have been excluded from that order.
Order of the Judge Executing deputies of the El Paso County SheriffShe hoped the citizens of El Paso would understand the seriousness of the issue and voluntarily comply with the judge’s order. Otherwise enforcement action will be taken.
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