Kmart shutting down for 24 hours of COVID-19 ‘deep cleaning and sanitization’ 


Kmart Guam posted a sign on its front doors saying that in response to COVID-19, the department store will shut down for 24 hours starting at 11am Monday, October 12, for a deep cleaning and sanitization.

The store’s management says they plan to reopen at 11am Tuesday, October 13.

The Kmart pharmacy, according to the sign, has limited hours of operation and anyone needing an urgent prescription is encouraged to contact the pharmacy immediately.

Kmart was the subject of many rumors last week Thursday and Friday, with several posts on social media alleging the store had several positive COVID-cases and even a COVID-related fatality.

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No confirmation was offered by local Kmart management on the matter and Kmart HQ stateside has yet to return inquiries made by PNC News.

Public Health would not name Kmart saying it’s up to individual businesses on the island to self-disclose any positive cases. Janela Carrera, the Public Health Spokesperson said only that they’re investigating “a major local retail establishment.”

COVID rumors swirl around ‘a major local retail establishment’