The St. Johns Town Center, The Avenues Mall and more opening Monday

The St. Johns Town Center, the Avenues Mall, and the St. Augustine Premium Outlets will be open Monday. Follow all local and CDC guidlines to ake sure you stay safe.

Simon Property Group Reopening Update:

As we communicated last week, we plan on reopening our properties as quickly and as safely as possible and promised to keep you updated on our progress.

We now expect to open the following properties in the first half of May based on current state and/or local stay-at-home or closure orders which are subject to change. Please note that based on the latest developments, we have moved the reopening dates for some properties in Georgia and Indiana to new dates. These changes are included in the schedule below.

Enhanced Sanitizing and Disinfecting. Each night, the common area of the property will be thoroughly sanitized and disinfected using products that meet or exceed CDC guidelines. Each retailer should do the same for their store. Additionally, during mall hours, we will regularly sanitize and disinfect high touchpoint areas, including restrooms, seating areas, escalator/stair handrails, trash bins, door knobs and handles, directories, food court tables and chairs, etc. Each tenant should perform the appropriate cleaning of their space

Finally, business hours will be limited to allow for enhanced sanitizing and disinfecting (Monday-Saturday: 11AM-7PM, Sunday: Noon-6PM).

Shopper Safeguards.In addition to the measures outlined above, we will also implement the following steps with respect to shoppers:

Health Pre-Visit Screenings. Shoppers will be encouraged to take their temperatures and perform health checks prior to visiting our properties and to refrain from visiting the property if they exhibit any flu-like symptoms. Anyone exposed to COVID-19 will be expected to remain at home in quarantine until they are symptom free for at least 72 hours and satisfy other CDC requirements

Individual Personal Protection. All shoppers will be encouraged to wear masks or facial coverings while shopping. They will also be encouraged to frequently wash or otherwise sanitize their hands while shopping, and we will make available sanitizing stations throughout the property. Additionally, we will also provide, free of charge, CDC-approved masks and individual sanitizing wipe packets to shoppers requesting them. Finally, we will make free temperature testing available to shoppers, using infrared thermometers

Healthy Tips and Social Distancing Reminders.Signage will be deployed at all entrances and throughout the property reminding shoppers of their part in keeping everyone safe. Additionally, we will be making regular announcements over our audio system to remind shoppers of their part in maintaining a safe environment for everyone

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