Walmart will increase store hours

INDIANA – Walmart will increase their store hours for the first time since November after drastically cutting them in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting June 5, stores will open an hour earlier – at 6 a.m. each day – except for Tuesday mornings, when Walmart will continue to hold its weekly senior hours for those most vulnerable to COVID-19.

Most pharmacies and vision centers will resume pre-COVID hours beginning July 3.

The increase in hours comes weeks after Walmart dropped mask requirements for fully vaccinated customers and employees after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance. Masks are still required at stores where a state or local mask mandate is in effect.

“With the number of fully vaccinated Americans growing higher every day, we believe we can adjust hours once again,” Dacona Smith, executive vice president, and chief operating officer for Walmart U.S. said in a statement Tuesday.