Upper Valley Mall temporarily closed as result of stay-at-home order

The stay-at-home order Ohio is under means the Upper Valley Mall is closed.

County spokesman Michael Cooper confirmed the news after it was posted on the mall’s Facebook page.

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The closure is through April 6, coinciding with the timeframe for the order signed by Ohio director of health Dr. Amy Acton and Gov. Mike DeWine in hopes of limiting the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Previously the mall, which was left with 12 active storefronts after the closing of Victoria’s Secret earlier this year, had requested that only those purchasing items enter the facility and directed those who walk in the building for exercise consider a nearby park such as George Rogers Clark Park at 930 S. Tecumseh Road.

The stay-at-home order went into affect Monday night but includes exceptions for businesses dubbed essential as well as outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, running, biking and going to public parks.

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Washington Prime Group Inc., the owner of the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. and The Mall at Fairfield Common in Beavercreek also announced those facilities are closed as long as necessary to comply with applicable federal, local or state mandates.