Coronado Center’s general manager shares thoughts on 2-week shutdown – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico 2020-11-16 07:26:58 –

Albuquerque, NY (KRQE) – Starting Monday, non-essential businesses, including indoor malls like the Coronado Center in Albuquerque, will be closed for two weeks to curb the COVID-19 epidemic. KRQE News 13 had an exclusive discussion with the mall’s general manager to hear his thoughts on the new public health order.

KRQE spoke with Randy Sanchez, General Manager of the Coronado Center. He said they were disappointed that they had to close the store again, but hope that it would make a positive difference to the advancing states.

Sanchez said he’s been on a roller coaster for the last few months during the pandemic, like any other business in New Mexico. He estimates that Mall has lost more than $ 1 million in potential income since March.

It was closed from mid-March to June and will need to be closed again for the next two weeks. He said it would hurt because the end of November, including Black Friday, is usually one of the busiest times of the year.

However, Sanchez said he adhered to state guidelines and hoped that other New Mexicans would do the same. “We expect the numbers to drop in the next two weeks, and we’re doing our part as all New Mexicans want to do,” Sanchez said. “Let’s reduce those numbers and work together so that we can spend the normal holiday season as much as possible.”

Sanchez said he was ready to resume every time there was a green light from the state. He said they are subject to mask obligations and a 25% occupancy requirement at each store.

He said they had set up more than 30 hand disinfection stations throughout the mall, prioritizing keeping the mall clean with dozens of employees designated to clean all day. According to Sanchez, there are two security guards who enforce the mask obligations, and shoppers provide disposable masks as needed.

He said he had more than 3,000 clerk working in the mall and didn’t know if there was a layoff because it varies from store to store. However, he said some stores were completely closed due to the pandemic.

According to Sanchez, some stores in the mall will offer curbside service in the next two weeks. There are no reports of COVID-19 infection while shopping in Coronado. The state’s current public health orders will come into effect until at least November 30th.

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