CVS closing store on Evansville's East Side as part of nationwide downsizing

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Shift supervisor Shonte Dixon stands behind a makeshift divider installed on the checkout counter at the CVS Pharmacy on Washington Ave. and U.S. 41 in Evansville, Ind., Thursday evening, March 26, 2020. The store manager came up with the divider, made of shower curtains and PVC pipe, as a way to limit exposure to customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shift supervisor Shonte Dixon stands behind a makeshift divider installed on the checkout counter at the CVS Pharmacy on Washington Ave. and U.S. 41 in Evansville, Ind., Thursday evening, March 26, 2020. The store manager came up with the divider, made of shower curtains and PVC pipe, as a way to limit exposure to customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CVS location at 101 N. Burkhardt Road in Evansville is closing, the chain's corporate office confirmed.

A store in the Webster County, Kentucky community of Providence also is closing.

The final day for both stores is Feb. 26.

"We have no plans to close additional (CVS) stores in the Evansville market this year," said Mike DeAngelis, the pharmacy chain's executive director of corporate communications.

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Prescriptions will transfer to another location

All prescriptions at the North Burkhardt Road location will be transferred to the CVS at 4700 Lincoln Ave., DeAngelis said.

All store employees are being offered comparable roles at other CVS locations.

CVS said in November that 900 stores will close over the next three years. That represents about 10% of the chain's locations.

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"Maintaining access to pharmacy services in underserved communities is an important factor we consider when making store closure decisions," according to the statement released by DeAngelis. "Other factors include local market dynamics, population shifts, a community’s store density, and ensuring there are other geographic access points to meet the needs of the community, including COVID-19 testing and vaccinations."

CVS offers prescription home delivery service to eligible patients through CVS.com and the CVS Pharmacy app.

This article originally appeared on Evansville Courier & Press: CVS closing on Evansville's East Side as part of national downsizing

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