MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Major South Florida malls are shutting down amid the coronavirus crisis.

Simon Property Group, which owns Sawgrass Mills, Dadeland and The Falls to name a few, will close at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

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“The health and safety of our shoppers, retailers and employees is of paramount importance and we are taking this step to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” said David Simon, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Simon.

Simon owns more than 20 malls and outlets in Florida and says they will be closed until March 29. However, Aventura Mall’s reopening date is yet to be determined.

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Other South Florida malls and outlets owned by Simon are Coral Square, Florida Keys Outlet, Miami International, The Colonnade Outlets, The Falls and Town Center in Boca Raton.

Brickell City Centre is also temporarily closing its retail stores from March 19 through March 25, at minimum. However, select common areas will remain open for restaurant take out and delivery orders.

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