New York malls close up shop as part of effort to flatten the curve

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Malls across New York have closed their doors as part of the effort to flatten the curve of coronavirus cases.

Indoor portions of malls, amusement parks and bowling alleys have now been closed down, along with restaurants, gyms and bars.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York is joining Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey in closing malls as of 8 p.m. Thursday. This includes the Westfield malls in Massapequa and Bay Shore.

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Despite the order, some stores in the Westfield Sunrise Mall are remaining semi-open. Dick's Sporting Goods won't let you inside, but you can give them a call, tell them what products you want and then employees will bring them out to your car.

Tanger Outlets also closed its locations in Riverhead and Deer Park Thursday. Simon Properties shuttered the Roosevelt Field, Smith Haven and Walt Whitman malls Wednesday.

Simon malls plan on reopening March 29.

 

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