MN Malls Allowed to Re-open Monday
With the "Stay at Home" order set to expire Monday, many places will be re-opening. This also includes Minnesota Malls.
While Malls will be open, they will still only be allowed to be at 50 percent capacity. This is part of the executive order that Governor Walz put into place, which will require all customer facing businesses to create a safety plan for workers and customers.
This includes requirements that workers and customers must maintain physical distancing of 6 feet and that store occupancy must not exceed 50 percent of the normal occupant capacity as determined by the fire marshal.
In customer facing businesses that share common areas, such as malls, all Plans must similarly include a facility occupancy that must not exceed 50 percent of the normal occupant capacity as determined by the fire marshal and provide an enhanced sanitizing, cleaning, and disinfecting regimen consistent with Minnesota OSHA Standards and MDH and CDC Guidelines for those common areas. All Plans must also include signage in common areas to discourage gathering.
Hours of Malls will vary depending on ownership. MOA is scheduled to reopen June 1st.