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Paddock Mall announces plans to reopen amid COVID-19 crisis

The Paddock Mall is gearing up to open its doors again after being closed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The popular mall will open Friday, May 8 and operate with reduced hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Planned reopening dates for individual tenants may vary, so area residents are encouraged to call ahead and to follow along on Facebook (click HERE) and Instagram @PaddockMall for the most up-to-date information.

Paddock Mall
The popular Paddock Mall in Ocala is scheduled to reopen Friday, May 8, with reduced hours.

The management of Paddock Mall remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for customers. In the continued need to address COVID-19, the center has proactively implemented additions to the facility’s Code of Conduct, effective immediately and until further notice:

  • Practice social distancing and stay at least six feet from other people.
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover is recommended.
  • Do not gather in groups.
  • Adhere to each individual tenant’s COVID-19 policies.
  • Adhere to all federal, state and local regulations, recommendations and mandates regarding the Coronavirus.

The Code of Conduct is posted at the mall and is available online by clicking HERE. In addition, Paddock Mall’s already rigorous disinfectant and cleaning practices will continue, many times per day, including periodically disinfecting areas most susceptible to the spread of germs.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers are located in high-traffic areas and walkways for public use. Center management is meeting with housekeeping on a daily basis and monitoring alcohol-based hand sanitizing product supply to help ensure all units are stocked.

“We are inspired by the resilience of our community and look forward to safely welcoming back our guests,” said General Manager Ashley Wheeler-Gerds. “We will continue to work with local, state and federal agencies to do all we can in order to contribute to the containment, treatment and prevention of COVID-19.”

While Paddock Mall transitions into reopening, the facility also is helping the community. On Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., first responders and Marion County K-12 teachers can receive a complimentary sandwich from the mall’s Chick-fil-A. They will need to show current employee identification and the offer is limited to the first 200 first responders and teachers.

Paddock Mall will include an interactive #PostYourLove art display near Center Court as a way for guests to share bright moments during a difficult time. Guests are encouraged to add to the art display by writing down positive affirmations on Post-It notes. The #PostYourLove display serves as a way to unite the community and offer a moment of optimism.

Additionally, the facility is holding blood drives at the property in partnership with OneBlood. The events will be held Wednesday, May 6 and Saturday, May 9 from noon to 6 p.m. in the food court parking lot.

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