Salon owner spends hundreds on HEPA filters as he waits for malls to reopen

A Hudson Valley store owner spent hundreds of dollars on air filters as he waits to reopen his salon, which is located inside a mall.

News 12 Staff

Jun 30, 2020, 9:11 PM

Updated 1,455 days ago

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 A Hudson Valley store owner spent hundreds of dollars on air filters as he waits to reopen his salon, which is located inside a mall.
News 12 spoke with Guiseppe Acampora earlier this month when he was not allowed to reopen in phase two because his salon was inside the Galleria Mall in Middletown.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that malls would need HEPA air filters because they would be able to remove the virus from the air.
Acampora says he spent $200 to get a dozen and wants to know what Cuomo is going to ask for next in order to reopen.
"I can change those weekly. I can change those daily. Just give me an idea of what you want. I don't mind. Just tell us," he says.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office tells News 12 it is talking to mall operators and they will issue guidelines. "The cost of these safety measures should be factored into the facilities' operating expenses," Cuomo's office says. "The costs and mitigation measures may vary by facility and system. Further details will be included in the forthcoming guidance."
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