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City Creek Closes For Cleaning After Shopper With COVID-19 Visits Stores

Mar 12, 2020, 1:48 PM | Updated: 9:22 pm
FILE (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – City Creek Center closed Thursday for cleaning after officials learned a person who tested positive for COVID-19 had visited the stores.

According to a statement from a City Creek Center representative, the person was at the center on March 10.

“To help ensure the safety of customers and employees, the center’s common areas will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected today,” according to the statement. “It is anticipated that the center will reopen for business (Friday).”

Mall officials later confirmed the retail center will open at 10 a.m. Friday.

The news of the mall’s closure came as Gov. Gary Herbert announced recommendations for Utahns, which included avoiding gatherings of 100 people or more.

Later on Thursday, officials with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced all public meetings have been suspended worldwide.


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City Creek Closes For Cleaning After Shopper With COVID-19 Visits Stores