Two Walmart stores in Massachusetts have reopened after the company decided to temporarily close them due to coronavirus concerns.


The Abington and Avon locations were closed Wednesday as part of a company-initiated program to sanitize the stores and test employees for COVID-19.

Both stores reopened at 7 a.m. Sunday and normal operating hours will resume soon, according to Walmart’s Boston-area regional general manager, Eddie Bostic.

“The third-party sanitizing of our stores, as well as the testing of our associates and others that work in the buildings, has been completed,” Bostic said in a statement. “We will continue to conduct associate health screens and temperature checks before all shifts, among many other prevention measures, including mandatory facial coverings, and providing face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to all associates.”


Source: WCVB