Apple Has Now Reopened Over 300 Stores, Including Locations in France, Sweden, and the Netherlands This Week
Apple continues to gradually reopen its retail stores around the world as conditions allow, with all 20 of its locations in France resuming business starting today and several more to follow in the Netherlands and Sweden tomorrow.
Apple has now reopened over 300 of its 510 retail stores worldwide, according to 9to5Mac, although some locations in the United States subsequently closed again due to anti-racism protests across the country. The company's stores remain closed in the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Singapore, as well as in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Enhanced health and safety measures are in place, such as social distancing and reduced operating hours. Apple is also requiring that all employees and customers wear a face covering while inside the store and will provide one to customers who do not bring one. At some stores, sales and service are operating on a storefront or curbside basis only.
In a letter to customers last month, Apple said that it looks at all available data before deciding to reopen a store, including local cases, near and long‑term trends, and guidance from national and local health officials. Apple also said that it would not rule out the possibility of closing a store again should local conditions warrant.