Milwaukee Walmarts close for sanitation at 2 locations

Two Milwaukee Walmarts will close Thursday for sanitation purposes, a news release said.

The Walmart locations at 103rd and Silver Spring on the city's northwest side and 27th and Ohio on the city's south side, will both close at 2 p.m. Thursday and plan to reopen at 6 a.m. on Jan. 1. 

This will allow extra time for a third-party specialist to further sanitize the store and will also give our associates additional time to restock shelves and prepare the store to once again serve the community. We plan to reopen the store to customers at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1.  

SIGN UP TODAY: Get daily headlines, breaking news emails from FOX6 News

In a statement, Walmart said: 

"Everything we’re doing is for the well-being of our associates and the thousands of customers we serve daily, and in consideration of guidance by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and health experts. Given the rise in positive cases, we will follow CDC guidance, which includes fully vaccinated people wearing masks in public indoor settings in counties with substantial or high transmission." 

Hayat Pharmacy COVID testing 24/7 on Saturday, Sunday

Hayat Pharmacy announced that because of the surge in positive COVID-19 case and the high demand for COVID testing, they will be open 24 hours on Saturday, Jan. 1 and Sunday, Jan. 2 at its testing center at 807 W. Layton Avenue in Milwaukee.