WASHINGTON — A Chicago Ridge mall in the suburbs of Chicago has been shut down as a precautionary measure amid the latest influenza pandemic.
The Chicago Ridge and Southpoint Mall, which was built in 1965, is the only mall in Chicago that was built before the pandemic hit.
Its closure means customers can no longer go inside or buy groceries or electronics at the mall.
The mall was scheduled to reopen Sunday but it will be closed for two days as health officials monitor the situation.
“We’ve been monitoring the situation very closely,” Mall Vice President Steve Schuster said.
“We’ll be providing updates on the situation and we’ll be working closely with our local, state and federal partners to support our community and to support all our customers.”
Chicago Ridge Mall is in the Chicago suburbs of Lakeview and Midway.