The health and safety of our customers and associates is our top priority. We appreciate that Canadians are concerned about COVID-19 and our customers can be sure that we’re taking this issue very seriously. Walmart is adhering to the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada which maintains that the risk to Canadians contracting the virus remains low. That said, we’ve taken some precautionary actions:
- Set up a special team to closely monitor the situation and to provide support to our associates.
- We’ve sent communications to our stores, distribution centres and corporate offices with advice on taking proper precautions and we’re supporting them with questions they have.
- We are working closely with our suppliers as customers have increasing high demand for products across a few categories, for example non-perishables and sanitizers.
- Walmart Canada’s updated associate travel guidelines:
We have restricted all non-essential business travel across borders.
Within Canada, we will continue domestic travel related to critical business operations. However, we will restrict less essential travel related to conferences, trade shows and other events. Our associates are encouraged to use their best judgement and leverage virtual meetings whenever possible.