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Mall of Louisiana now to require adult supervision for children under 18 on weekends

Mall of Louisiana to require adult supervision for those under 18 on Fridays & Saturdays

BATON ROUGE — Starting this weekend, The Mall of Louisiana will begin checking ID’s to ensure anyone under the age of 18 has an adult chaperone with them.

It’s the latest policy put in place by the Mall of Louisiana starting at 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Beginning on Friday, June 28, a parental guidance required (“PGR”) program will be in effect at the Mall of Louisiana. The PGR program requires that all guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult who is at least 21 years old while shopping at the Mall of Louisiana. The PGR program will be strictly enforced throughout the entire shopping center property, including the parking lot and exterior sidewalks.

Mall of Louisiana
Mall of Louisiana now to require adult supervision for children under 18 on weekends

“We strive to provide a safe shopping experience for every visitor and are constantly evaluating our comprehensive security program to meet the changing needs of our customers and merchants.  Therefore, we will be implementing our Parental Guidance Required (PGR) program,” said Gene Satern, senior general manager of the Mall of Louisiana. “I want to stress that everyone is still welcome at our center, but on weekends moving forward, we require families to shop together.”

During PGR hours, trained public safety officers will be at the Mall of Louisiana entrances to check IDs of visitors who appear to be younger than 18 years old. Anyone not able to provide a valid photo ID showing they are at least 18 years of age will need to be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult to stay at the shopping center.

One adult may accompany up to four children and must remain with them through the duration of the shopping experience.

Those who have proper identification to indicate that they are at least 18 years old will be given an optional wristband. Those who choose not to wear the wristband may be asked for ID again by safety officers inside the shopping center.

Valid identification includes a state issued driver’s license or ID card, a military ID, a school ID card, or a passport. The identification must be tamper-proof and include a photograph and date of birth.

Announcements will be made inside the Mall of Louisiana starting at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, giving underaged children enough time to complete their shopping or dining before PGR begins. After 4:00 p.m. public safety officers inside the shopping center will check IDs of individuals who appear to be underage and are not wearing wristbands.

Those who are under the age of 18 and without an adult will be escorted to a designated area in the mall where they will be asked to call a parent or guardian to pick them up.

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