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What going to the mall will be like as coronavirus restrictions are lifted

Heading back to the mall once it reopens? Enjoy the free hand wipe — and get ready to follow some rules. As shopping resumes this month across some 20 states, including Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, South Carolina and Florida, malls and retailers are more concerned about promoting their safety measures to coax shoppers back into stores than touting the latest limited-edition Gucci sneaker drop. Simon Property, the largest mall operator, has told tenants that entrances to its malls will be limited, and that it will be handing out free “sanitizing wipe packets with masks” to customers who request them, according to an April 30 memo obtained by The Post. Food court seating will be reduced and reusable trays, utensils and cups will ...