Somerset Collection in Troy to close until at least March 27 due to coronavirus

Somerset Collection in Troy announced Wednesday they will temporarily close starting Wednesday night until at least March 27.

Somerset released a statement, saying that full-service restaurants will remain open for carry-out curbside service but the overwhelming majority of retail partners have closed across the world as coronavirus continues to spread.

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"Together, we are putting the safety and well-being of our guests and our employees first," the mall said in a statement. "We respect Michigan Governor Whitmer’s leadership and decision to further enhance community mitigation by reducing public gathering. We are committed to bringing you the finest shopping, but today we want to bring everyone peace of mind. Somerset Collection looks forward to the opportunity to welcome you back."

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The Forbes Company, managing partner of Somerset Collection, said it would provide support for vulnerable citizens by donating 2,000 meals to the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.

Since the first cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Michigan on March 10, Gov. Whitmer has declared a state emergency, closed all schools, prohibited gatherings of more than 250 people, restricted visits to hospitals and other facilities, closed public spaces such as theaters, bars, gyms and casinos, and limited restaurants to carry-out and delivery orders.  

Symptoms for coronavirus COVID-19 include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. These, of course, are similar to the common cold and flu. 

Expect a common cold to start out with a sore or scratchy throat, cough, runny and/or stuffy nose. Flu symptoms are more intense and usually come on suddenly, and can include a high fever. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear more slowly. They usually include fever, a dry cough and noticeable shortness of breath, according to the World Health Organization. A minority of cases develop pneumonia, and the disease is especially worrisome for the elderly and those with other medical problems such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes or heart conditions.

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Right now there's one big difference between flu and coronavirus: A vaccine exists to help prevent the flu and it's not too late to get it. It won't protect you from catching the coronavirus but may put you in a better position to fight it.

To protect yourself, wash your hands well and often, keep them away from your face, and avoid crowds and standing close to people.

And if you do find yourself showing any of these flu or coronavirus symptoms - don't go straight to your doctor's office. That just risks making more people sick, officials urge. Call ahead, and ask if you need to be seen and where.


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