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UPDATE: Empire Mall reopening postponed until Friday

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Published: Apr. 30, 2020 at 12:58 PM CDT
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UPDATE, May 4

The reopening of the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls will be delayed a few days.

A mall spokesperson tells Dakota News Now the Empire Mall has pushed its reopening day back to Friday, May 8.

The Sioux Falls mall had initially been set to reopen Tuesday, May 5. General Manager Dan Geese said this delay will give tenants at the mall more time to prepare. Some stores were uncertain if they would be ready for a May 5 opening. Geese said all stores will "hopefully" be able to open at the same time.

The mall

since March 18 due to health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

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South Dakota's biggest mall is planning on reopening after it was temporarily shuttered by COVID-19.

The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls will reopen Tuesday, May 5, according to information on the website of the mall's parent company, Simon Properties.

The mall will operate under modified hours. It will open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

The mall

since March 18 due to health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

Simon Properties has also laid out several safety protocols businesses must follow, including screening employees and requiring workers who are sick to stay home. They are also encouraging both employees and patrons to follow the CDC's social distancing guidelines.

In addition, the mall will also limit occupancy rate to one person per 50 square feet of space. Seating in the food court area will also limited, and the mall will also have signs to coordinate foot traffic flow.

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