Governor's Square Mall in Clarksville to close until April

Posted: 12:39 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 13:39:38-04
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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Clarksville's Governor's Square Mall will be closing through the end of March in response to a Montgomery County mandate aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus.

There are some businesses deemed essential in the mall that will remain open:

  • Best Buy
  • Firestone
  • Gordon Food Service
  • JoAnn
  • Petco
  • Target
  • Vitamin Shoppe

The following restaurants at the mall will also remain open:

  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Golden Corral
  • IHOP
  • Old Chicago Pizza
  • Rafferty's
  • Steak 'n Shake
  • Subway

The mall plans to reopen on April 1, unless the closure order is extended.


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What is COVID-19 (a.k.a. the new coronavirus?)

According to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Examples include the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. COVID-19 stands for "Coronavirus disease 2019," which is when this strain of the coronavirus was discovered.

What are the symptoms?

The CDC says patients confirmed to have the 2019-nCoV reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • At this time, the CDC believes symptoms could appear as soon as two days after exposure, or as long as 14 days.


The CDC is recommending "common sense" measures such as:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.