NJ malls reopened today: Here are 5 things you need to know

A view of the empty parking lot as the Westfield Garden State Plaza along with all New Jersey malls, is closed on March 18, 2020 in Paramus, New Jersey.
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TRENTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Shopping malls in New Jersey reopened to customers on Monday, but the retail experience won’t be the same as it was pre-pandemic. 

During his daily briefing on June 18, Gov. Phil Murphy called shopping malls “an undeniable part of New Jersey culture,” adding that the state “want(ed) these businesses to get back up and running in a safe, responsible manner.”