OKC Malls Taking Steps To Protect Customers As They Reopen


Friday, May 1st 2020, 6:59 am
By: Katelyn Ogle


Oklahoma City -

Three out of four metro malls will open their doors to shoppers for the first time since mid-March on Friday morning.

Simon Malls said Penn Square Mall in Northwest Oklahoma City will open its doors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

On Sunday, the building will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Shoppers will likely notice a few changes when Penn Square opens. Simon Malls says food court tables will be spaced out to follow social distancing guidelines and water fountains will be closed off.

Simon Mall employees will be wearing masks and workers at other stores are encouraged to do the same.

The mall is also limiting traffic to one person per 50-square-feet of space.

Only a few stores at OKC Outlets in Southwest Oklahoma City will also open Friday from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. However, the complex will be closed over the weekend.

The Shoppes at Northpark will open Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The mall will close on Sunday.

In a statement, mall officials say the protest has undergone a complete sanitation and cleaning before opening.

They also said several stores have exterior doors, so it’s best to contact each store to learn about their operations before entering.

Qual Springs Mall will not reopen on Friday. So far, the mall hasn’t set a reopening date.