Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that malls in regions of New York State that are currently in Phase 4 can reopen.
Cuomo says malls can reopen starting Friday so long as the mall complies with certain measures, and has an enhanced HVAC filtration system.
New York State is mandating that large malls have air filters that have a MERV rating good enough to filter out coronavirus particles — or an air system good enough to do the same. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value.
If you live in Rochester you know how hot the weather can be in summer, a heat wave makes it seem impossible to keep cool. Hopefully, your air conditioner system is working very well. If not, you’re going to have to get creative to stay cool as the temperatures rise.