Apple's Field Trip Retail Store Program Eliminated as Coronavirus Outbreaks Continue
Many of Apple's retail stores in the United States remain closed at this time due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, and in others, social distancing policies are in place, which has necessitated the suspension of in-person programs like Today at Apple and Field Trip.
Apple recently announced that it is ending the Apple Field Trip program, which was designed to allow K-12 students and youth groups to visit Apple retail stores for hands-on group sessions led by an Apple employee. As 9to5Mac points out, Apple's website for the Field Trip experience now confirms that Apple Field Trip has been canceled.
A "new educational experience" is coming soon to take the place of Apple Field trip, and it's likely to be a digital offering that will provide activities and video lessons for children. Apple has already launched an Apple Camp at Home program that provides digital programs focused on video, art, design, and coding, along with a self-guided activity book and live sessions with Apple Creative Pros hosted over Webex.
Today at Apple has also been replaced with a digital-based offering at the current time, so Field Trip could potentially be similar to both Apple Camp and the virtual Today at Apple sessions that Apple has begun offering.
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I really struggle to understand the thinking of a person who would be willing to play any role in spreading this disease to other people. There’s no predicting what it will do to any given individual. It is not the flu. It is very different and we are learning more nasty things about it as we go along.
We need to buy some time to get a safe vaccine and more effective treatments rolled out. That seems completely logical.
I don’t see any signs of panic in anyone wearing a mask and social distancing. The ones who look like they have lost their ever loving minds are the grown adults throwing toddler tantrums and threatening people with violence when asked nicely to comply with very simple precautions. I might point out that the wearing of masks has been practiced in many Asian countries for decades to combat lung damage from pollution and flu outbreaks in very densely populated cities...with no panic and no loss of individual identity or sense of freedom.
We can open up our economy relatively safely by taking a few simple precautions. My community is thriving but our transmission rates are low because everyone by and large is being considerate. I don’t get what the big flipping deal is about wearing masks (properly) and sitting a bit farther than usual from strangers and postponing activities that would pack people too closely indoors.
This is not for keeps. We will have a vaccine and better treatments in due time.
Living "normally" isn't a way of dealing with the problem, it's a way of contributing to it.