The Battlefield Mall in Springfield and The Osage Beach Outlet Mall at Lake of the Ozarks will be temporarily closing, as Simon Properties, owner of the malls announced it would be closing all its malls in response to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. Simon announced that after extensive discussions with federal, state and local officials and in recognition of the need to address the spread of COVID-19, Simon will close all of its retail properties, including Malls, Premium Outlets and Mills in the U.S. This measure took effect at 7pm Wednesday and may last through March 29th.