Malls push back on new air filter requirements

Ben Gorenstein
Created: July 01, 2020 06:40 PM

State concerns about air quality and coronavirus inside malls are getting some pushback.

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo said all large malls will be required to have high efficiency HEPA air filters in place before they can reopen.

Pyramid Management Group owns both Crossgates Mall in Guilderland and Aviation Mall in Queensbury. They say the governor's directive is unfair and his information not accurate.

Crisafulli Brothers is very familiar with the system at Crossgates, and they say meeting the governor's standards could cost anywhere between $100,000 and $300,000. It's not a simple swap out the filter process.

Learn more about the types of filters that exist and some of the obstacles malls like Crossgates now face by watching the video of Jacquie Slater's story.

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