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Omicron’s staff shortage forced CVS and Walgreens to close some stores over the weekend

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((((Hill) – Two major drugstore chains in the United States, CVS and Walgreens, closed some stores over the weekend due to staff shortages by so many workers sick with the Omicron variant of COVID-19. increase. Reuters report..

CVS states that these weekend closures are affecting only a few stores and are a temporary measure for problems caused by Omicron variants related to the country’s staff shortage. ..

Mike DeAngelis, Executive Director of CVS Corporate Communications, said: Told to CNN..

Walgreens also said the closure affected only 1% of the company’s 9,000 stores.

A Reuters Walgreens spokeswoman said, “This is a very limited case-by-case basis and is not region-specific. We have staffed and pharmacy open for patients in the region. We are making every effort to make it. ” The company is committed to ensuring that additional staff are available to assist stores struggling.

Mitchell Rothholtz, White House Chief of Staff of the American Pharmacists Association, told CNN that staffing pressures have been particularly damaging to pharmacies because of their relationship with the medical industry.

Rothholz told CNN last month: You can get a booster or even get the first dose. ”

https://www.wkrg.com/national/omicron-caused-staffing-shortages-force-cvs-walgreens-to-close-some-stores-for-the-weekend/ Omicron’s staff shortage forced CVS and Walgreens to close some stores over the weekend

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