SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, July 20, a month after reopening, the Westfield Mall in San Francisco has been forced to close after a recent spike in coronavirus cases.

Shopper Trayvon Hicks said: “I get it, they want us to avoid large gatherings but this coronavirus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. They don’t even have a vaccine for everybody yet.”

Another shopper, Janae Seei, stated: “I like to try things on before I buy it, so shopping as of late has been difficult but I understand that in order to beat this virus, we have to limit social gatherings as much as possible.”

Mayor London Breed issued the following tweet on Friday, July 17 that read:

“We don’t have months to get this under control, we barely have weeks. We can get this under control if everyone wears masks. We can get this under control if we limit gatherings. This needs to happen right now. Please, please do your part.”

Representatives for Westfield Mall or Mayor London Breed have not responded to the San Francisco News for comment.