The deceased employee, Wando Evans, worked at a Walmart store location in Evergreen Park, Illinois.
Walmart is taking drastic steps to cut down on spread of the virus.
The retail giant also encouraged shoppers to practice social distancing.
There are about 340 COVID-19 cases in the state.
During Wednesday’s coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump said he gave Walmart CEO Doug McMillon a “very, very big” order for hospital gowns and other protective equipment for doctors and nurses dealing with the pandemic.
America’s food distribution networks are still operating despite the coronavirus.
Walmart will begin taking the temperatures of its workers when they report to work.
Walmart said it would start taking the temperature of its employees before the start of their shift and ask them basic health screening questions.
The pay bump expresses “our appreciation for those who are willing and able to continue working during this time,” the brand’s CEO said.
Over the next few days, the world's largest retailer will be placing floor decals placed six feet apart at the entrances and in checkout lanes of its stores.
Kraft Heinz speaks daily with Amazon.com and Walmart Inc, hoping to speed up deliveries as customers worldwide stay home and shop online to protect themselves from the COVID-19 pandemic, Kraft Heinz's CEO said on Friday.
Large retailers are paying workers more and hiring quickly to meet demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Walmart also said it will hire 150,000 new associates through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers.
Walmart has announced it will adjust its hours beginning Thursday.
Credit Suisse raised its price target for the shares to $127 from $115.
Fmr. Walmart CEO Bill Simon suggested people should be responsible and limit the amount of supplies they purchase from retailers.
President Trump announced Friday that he is declaring a national emergency in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and part of his plan is tapping into the resources of companies like Google and Walmart
Walmart CEO and president Doug McMillon pointed to stressed supply chains as to why the shortages are happening nationwide.
Amazon offering two weeks of paid leave to all employees diagnosed with COVID-19.
The retail giant sent a memo to its 1.5 million U.S. employees Tuesday laying out three potential situations where the leave policy applies.