If you take your therapy in the form of retail, then this news is for you. Southridge Mall is reopening its doors on Wednesday.
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Southridge closed on March 19 due to COVID-19. Now, they are back open with safety precautions in place so as not to continue the spread of the virus.
Safety measures include:
- Enhanced sanitation and disinfecting of high-traffic areas such as dining areas, restrooms, escalators, stairs, directories, trash bins and door knobs
- Available masks, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizing stations and temperature testing at entrances or property offices
- Signage promoting CDC guidelines of COVID-19
- Pre-emptive employee health screening
- Enforcement of social distancing and closing of play areas
The full policy can be viewed here.
The mall's decision to reopen comes largely from an economic standpoint. Southridge provides more than 2,500 jobs for the community, as well as contributes $7.9 million of sales tax and $3.9 million in property tax to the state. This money funds essential services such as education, infrastructure and health and safety services.
In addition, Southridge has joined a national initiative to host food banks, clothing donations, COVID-19 mobile testing and blood drives.