Staffing shortages cause CVS, Walgreens to temporarily close some stores

Posted at 12:55 PM, Jan 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-15 14:06:48-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on many business for stores and retailers. Now staffing shortages are taking a big hit on major pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens.

According to CNN, the companies announced it won't affect every store, but some will close on weekends due to a labor shortage.

Walgreens is only temporarily closing a limited number of stores on the weekend, but many have adjusted hours of operations.

This could play a role on people waiting on the pharmacy for prescriptions, but Walgreens announced it made the changes to stores with the lowest prescription demand.

If your store is temporarily closed, Walgreens will redirect you to their nearest store.

CVS announced only a small fraction of its stores will be closed one or two days on the weekend.

To find out if your store is closed, it's best to call your local CVS or Walgreens.