The company is also making gloves and masks available to workers.
Walmart has announced it will be conducting temperature checks on all employees when they report to work. Employees of the retail giant have been working overtime to stock depleted inventories at stores all over the country. Walmart employs nearly 1.5 million people with stores in some locations serving as both the largest employer and closest place to buy groceries. Stores will also be making sure employees have access to gloves and masks. Employees will also be instructed on how to conduct the appropriate social distancing. The same policies and procedures will be put in place at all Sam’s Club stores.
Walmart will be sending inferred thermometers to all of its stores within the next three weeks. Any employee with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will be sent home and cannot return until they are fever-free for three days. All stores are currently closed every night for cleaning, and plexiglass shields have been installed to protect workers and shoppers.
The company also hopes to set shoppers and employees at ease by making masks and gloves available to employees who wish to wear them. Walmart, working under the same constraints as everyone else, has ordered gloves and masks and will hopefully get them to stores within the next three weeks.
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To further protect shoppers and workers, the company is implementing a 6-20-100 strategy. The simple formula will help employees stay six feet away from other people (6), remember to wash their hands for 20 seconds (20) and stay at home if your temperature is above 100 degrees (100).
Walmart stores also have non-contact pickup and delivery services as well as a no-contact payment option available through the Walmart App. To make sure everyone can get the items they need, stores have been limiting the number of paper products, milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, and baby-related products you can buy at each visit.
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