Mall of America to close through at least March 31

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On Tuesday, the Mall of America joined the list of businesses to close temporarily due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

MOA announced it will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, through "at least" March 31.

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"Mall of America brings people together, and it will continue to do so once we are past this current situation. But that ability to attract people is why we made the decision to temporarily close our doors," MOA said in a statement.

The mall said it also respects Gov. Tim Walz’s decision Monday to close bars, restaurants and other places of public amusement and decided to "act responsibly and comply" with Walz’s order.

You can track more disruptions due to COVID-19 here.