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
- Gordon Food Service
- Vitamin Shoppe
The following restaurants at the mall will also remain open:
- Chuck E. Cheese
- Golden Corral
- Old Chicago Pizza
- Steak 'n Shake
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:
- 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: