Friday, July 10, 2020

Become part of our community

captcha 
Oviedo Shopping Mall Employee Disenfecting Areas in Run-up to May 25 Test Reopening Oviedo Shopping Mall Employee Disenfecting Areas in Run-up to May 25 Test Reopening Source: Oviedo Mall

Medellin Tests 3 Types of Liberated Shopping Malls Starting May 25

Rate this item
(1 Vote)

Medellin Mayor Daniel Quintero announced May 22 via his Twitter account that three different types of malls will be opened to the public here -- under strict biosafety protocols -- starting Monday, May 25, as a run-up to the planned reopening of more malls starting June 1.

According to the Mayor, the three shopping malls – Oviedo (Poblado), La Frontera (Medellin-Envigado border) and Gran Plaza (downtown) -- will enable people to re-experience mall shopping, banned since start of the March quarantine.

However, strict biosafety controls will be enforced to avoid Covid-19 infections.

Besides mandatory use of masks and physical distancing by all employees and all shoppers, the biosafety protocols also will include disinfection stations, body-temperature-takings, data capture and limits on numbers-of-people at points-of-entry.

Personal data including cedula numbers and cell-phone numbers will be captured electronically in order to enable health officials to implement contact tracing and -- if necessary -- order individual quarantines in case of discovery of any Covid-19 infected person that might have come in contact with other shoppers or employees during the day of entrance into the mall.

Colombia’s new national biosafety protocol for shopping malls also limits total-people-access to 30% of capacity, so Medellin will follow those rules as well.

Read 364 times Last modified on Last modified on May 22 2020

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

About Medellin Herald

Medellin Herald is a locally produced, English-language news and advisory service uniquely focused upon a more-mature audience of visitors, investors, conference and trade-show attendees, property buyers, expats, retirees, volunteers and nature lovers.

U.S. native Roberto Peckham, who founded Medellin Herald in 2015, has been residing in metro Medellin since 2005 and has traveled regularly and extensively throughout Colombia since 1981.

Medellin Herald welcomes your editorial contributions, comments and story-idea suggestions. Send us a message using the "contact" section.

Contact US

logo def
Medellin Herald: Find news, information, reviews and opinion on business, events, conferences, congresses, education, real estate, investing, retiring and more.
  • COL (4) 386 06 27
  • USA (1) 305 517 76 35
  •  www.medellinherald.com 
  •  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

Medellín Photo Galery

Medellin, contrasting colors and styles by Gabriel Buitrago

MPGMPGMPGMPGMPGMPGMPGMPGMPGMPGMPGnav