This past weekend, the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls re-opened for business.  The state's largest mall had temporarily closed its doors on March 18th due to the growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

There was a lot of anticipation as well as existing concerns leading up to the reopening of the  Empire Mall.  Since Sioux Falls hasn't reached its COVID-19 peak, no one is entirely sure how this will even work given the extra precautions and modified operating hours.

I decided to venture to the Empire Mall to gain some personal insight on the new safety measures being implemented at the shopping center.

It is a little strange to see the mall basically frozen in time.  However, the fact that the Empire Mall is even up and running is a sign of hope.  We will continue to fight and get through the COVID-19 pandemic together.  This situation will definitely improve.  It just takes patience and positivity.

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