The Westfield malls in Montgomery County reopened this past Monday, June 23. Here are some more details on what Wheaton Mall specifically looks like:
Even though it’s the first week, many people are already frequenting the mall. All stores must follow a set of safety guidelines designated by both Westfield and the government, which includes mandating customers to wear masks, prohibiting outside food and drink, and disinfecting high-contact areas frequently. These guidelines are posted on signs throughout the mall.
Many of the open stores have ropes or signs to block off proper entrances and exits. Some stores also provide additional hand sanitizer.
Some stores, such as H&M, limit who can come in or out by counting the number of customers that enter, while others encourage social distancing. Most stores also have signs posted that show adjusted maximum occupancy. These numbers vary, as they are proportional to the square footage of the store.
Portions of the parking lots are also designated for curbside pick up.
By Nyrene Monforte