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Walmart Neighborhood Market temporarily closing in Garland due to COVID-19 cases

Garland officials said 10 employees tested positive. The store will be cleaned and sanitized, and plans to reopen on Sunday.

Updated at 4:51 p.m. with information from Walmart on number of stores closed during pandemic.

Walmart announced that it will be temporarily closing its store at 1855 S Garland Avenue at 2 p.m. Friday to allow thorough cleaning and sanitization of the building. 

Garland health officials confirmed the store was closing due to a COVID-19 outbreak among employees. Ten employees tested positive.

The company said the location will remain closed Saturday so that employees can restock shelves and prep the store to reopen at 7 a.m. Sunday. 

When workers return Sunday, the store said it will continue to perform health screens, temperature checks, and provide all associates with facemasks and gloves.

Walmart has temporarily closed 17 Texas stores since the start of the pandemic, a representative of the company confirmed. 

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