Apple Stores Re-Closing Stores Due to COVID Outbreaks
Apple announced that it’s re-closing eleven of its Apple Store locations in the U.S. This, just after they re-opened last month. Of course, they were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced all non-essential retail stores and dine-in restaurants closed.
Why are Apple Stores Closing?
The reason for re-shuttering these stores is due to an increase of COVID Outbreaks in those areas. They have recorded sharp increases in Coronavirus cases in June.
According to a representative of the brand, this is a forced precaution until the situation with COVID-19 in these regions stabilizes, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Last month, Apple reopened all retail stores carefully as mandated by local governments.
“Due to the current situation with COVID-19 in some of the states in which we operate, we decided to temporarily close our stores. We are taking this step as a precautionary measure, and we continue to monitor the situation closely and hope that our employees will return to their seats as soon as possible,” said Apple in a statement.
Which Apple Stores are Re-Closing?
The eleven affected locations are in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Apple has more than 500 stores around the world. The company has previously reopened stores in several states, including Idaho, Southern California, Alabama, and Alaska.
List of Apple Stores Re-Closing
Arizona – 6 stores
- Chandler Fashion Center
- Scottsdale Fashion Square
- SanTan Village
- Scottsdale Quarter
- La Encantada
Florida – 2
- Waterside Shops
- Coconut Point
North Carolina – 2
- Northlake Mall
South Carolina – 1
- Haywood Mall