The retail giant is expected to close the stores in Wal-Mart’s hometown of Kansas, after “serious health problems” at the facility, according to a statement from the company.
“Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our associates and guests at these stores, and we will continue to work closely with our partners and partners of all stripes to ensure that our associates, guests and communities are safe,” the statement said.
The company also said that all employees who work at the facilities will receive “intensive health care treatment.”
A statement from a spokesperson for Walmart’s corporate office said that employees have been informed of the “serious concerns” and that they have been offered “an appropriate alternative plan of care.”
The statement also said “we are working closely with local, state and federal authorities to investigate the circumstances.”
The stores will close from Friday through Saturday, the company said, but the stores will remain open for other retailers.
The move comes on the heels of a federal investigation into the facility after reports surfaced that workers were not receiving proper medical care.
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it was investigating whether employees were being paid the minimum wage and overtime, after it received reports of a high number of illnesses at the Walmart facility.
Walmart says that all of its stores in the state are open and that “safety and quality care” is being provided to all employees.
“We will be working with our local partners and all stakeholders to address these issues as quickly as possible,” the company added.
The closures come as President Donald Trump and other Republicans are pushing to cut taxes and cut spending on social programs.
Trump has also been pushing for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a bill passed by the Republican-led Congress in 2017 that sought to provide coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
The bill would also eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, as well as other reproductive health clinics, according the New York Times.