"We’ve been closely monitoring our stores across the country, making the decision to temporarily close locations on a store-by-store basis through a collection of market-related data."

A Walmart spokesperson, commenting to Reuters in the recent news story, “Walmart Temporarily Shut Nearly 60 U.S. Stores for COVID Cleaning in December.” The Walmart stores—in locations including Texas and New Jersey—were closed for two days for cleaning “to present a safe and clean in-store environment for our associates and customers," the spokesperson told Reuters.