JACKSON, Mich. (MLIVE) – Jackson Crossing is reopening today for pick-up orders.
The mall was closed March 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic after an executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closed all non-essential businesses to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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In extending that order through May 15, however, Whitmer has allowed retail businesses to reopen for curbside sales. As a result, Namdar Realty Group, which owns Jackson Crossing, has decided to partially reopen the mall on Friday, May 1.
The public will not be allowed inside the mall, Communications Director Adelaide Godwin said. Tenants and employees are allowed in to fulfill orders and deliver them to vehicles, Godwin said.
“We performed a deep cleaning and sanitizing after closing the mall, and another round of cleaning will happen prior to re-opening,” Godwin said.
It is unclear which mall businesses will choose to reopen, but a list should be available in less than a week, Godwin said.
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Payments to mall stores should be done online or over the phone whenever possible. Items should be placed in the trunk or backseat of a customer’s vehicle to avoid physical contact.
Employees are also required to wash or sanitize their hands after each interaction with customers.
The mall will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for now, and will fully reopen when it is legally allowed to, Godwin said.