Memorial Day 2020 is fast approaching. With many states still sheltering-in-place, it’s certainly going to be a different holiday than in years past. Depending on where you live, you might not be able to have picnics and big gatherings on your day off for this federal holiday. However, if you can – or even if you just have some basic shopping to get done – then you might find yourself asking, “Is Walmart open on Memorial Day?”
Memorial Day is May 25th, 2020. Will Walmart be open this year? Walmart stores, which often sell groceries, are essential businesses. Therefore the store has remained open during the COVID restrictions. They have made modifications to their hours, including offering special shopping hours just for seniors.
So, yes, Walmart is open on Memorial Day 2020. Stores are generally open from 7 am until 8:30 pm. However, if your local store typically opens after 7 am then the store will most likely open at its regular time. That said, you should check Walmart’s Store Locator or call your local store to confirm the hours that they are open for Memorial Day 2020.
How Walmart Has Changed to Keep Customers Safe in 2020
Walmart has implemented the following safety measures and changes in response to COVID-19:
- Reduced store shopping hours to allow for safe restocking and sanitizing of the store
- One-hour shopping for seniors age 60+ only on Tuesdays from 6 am – 7 am
- One entrance and one separate exit to keep people from passing one another and to maintain social distancing
- Floor decals to delineate proper six feet spacing
- The store requires employees to wear face masks; they encourage customers to do so as well; sneeze guards installed
Of course, Walmart also offers curbside pickup. Therefore, you can order the items that you want for Memorial Day and then pick them up.
Are Other Walmart Services Available?
Most Walmart stores offer a variety of different services including nail salons and auto care centers. Those businesses operate separately from Walmart and have different hours. Moreover, they are under different COVID-19 restrictions. Therefore, many of those services are not currently available and so will not be available during Memorial Day 2020.
The Walmart pharmacy has remained open as an essential business. It is going to be open on Memorial Day 2020. People who have COVID-19 symptoms are asked to take advantage of no-contact curbside pickup, drive-thru or mail-out prescriptions.
The Walmart Vision Center is open very limited hours, typically 10 am – 2 pm, to help meet customer’s essential vision needs. For example, if you run out of contacts, you can still get them at Walmart during COVID-19 restrictions. Check with your local store to confirm that they are indeed open on Memorial Day 2020.
People who shop at Walmart regularly are often excited to take advantage of the store’s holiday shopping deals. Memorial Day is no exception. The store often has a big sale on summer items including patio furniture. The same is true this year. The store’s online Savings Spotlight page advertises “low, low Memorial Day prices” on a huge variety of items. Those items include tents, kiddie pools, and wicker furniture as well as many home and electronics items. Check Walmart online for what’s available at a discount in your area.