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Eerie photos of reopened malls show thinned-out food courts, roped-off play areas and masked shoppers

Business Insider Logo By Madeline Stone of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 20: Malls are starting to reopen in some states. Mall operators have implemented some changes to enforce social distancing and more stringent hygiene practices. Take a look at what reopened malls looked like in Texas, Oklahoma, and Indiana. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Malls have begun to reopen in certain states that are easing their restrictions on businesses.Many of these malls are operated by Simon Property Group, the largest mall operator in the US, which reportedly said in an internal memo last week that it was aiming to have 49 of its shopping centers open by May 4. They had been closed since mid-March.These and other reopened malls look pretty different from their pre-COVID-19 selves, however. They've reduced hours, limited capacity, placed markers to enforce social distancing, and required shoppers to wear masks inside stores. Here's what it looks like inside some of the malls that have reopened: Read the original article on Business Insider

Many shoppers have opted to stay home.

Malls have begun to reopen in certain states that are easing their restrictions on businesses.

Many of these malls are operated by Simon Property Group, the largest mall operator in the U.S., which reportedly said in an internal memo last week that it was aiming to have 49 of its shopping centers open by May 4. They had been closed since mid-March.

These and other reopened malls look pretty different from their pre-COVID-19 selves, however. They've reduced hours, limited capacity, placed markers to enforce social distancing and required shoppers to wear masks inside stores. 

Click through the gallery above to see what it looks like inside some of the malls that have reopened.

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