3 Long Island malls reopen Friday, remainder to open by Wednesday

Three Long Island malls reopened their doors today after being closed for months due to the pandemic.
Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City has reopened, along with Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove and the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said all New York malls can reopen as early as today - providing they have proper air filtration systems to help control the spread of the virus.
"I know that our mall operators including Simon Properties, which owns Roosevelt Field Mall, did everything they could, as quickly as they could, to get those filters in place to get other protocols in place so that they could reopen," says Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
The reopening is especially good news for the thousands of employees at Roosevelt Field Mall - many of whom will be back within the coming days. Though be warned -- not all of the mall's stores will be reopened yet.
At Roosevelt Field, employees will have screenings before shifts, and shoppers will utilize hand sanitizing stations and one-way aisles. The mall will operate at half-capacity and its food court will be to-go only.
Green Acres in Valley Stream and Broadway Commons in Hicksville will reopen Saturday.
All other major malls will reopen by Wednesday. Many will have reduced hours.
Pictures from Roosevelt Field and Walt Whitman show light crowds on reopening day, though Tropical Storm Fay may have played at least a part in that.