CARBONDALE – Bearing COVID-19 concerns, University Mall in Carbondale and Time Square Mall in Mt. Vernon have temporarily closed to the public.
According to a release Wednesday from mall owners Mason Asset Management and Namdar Realty Group, the closures come in accordance with Illinois’ “stay at home” mandate and as the situation surrounding the novel Coronavirus has “evolved.”
“We have been closely tracking developments related to COVID-19 and have been following the guidance of authorities, ensuring that above all else, our patrons, merchants, and employees are safe and healthy,” the owners said in the statement. “The situation has indeed evolved, and in accordance with the state mandate and with our community in mind, we have temporarily closed all Illinois malls until further notice.”