Apple Planning to Reopen Some U.S. Stores Still Shut Down Due to COVID-19

Apple has started informing retail employees that it plans to reopen some of the Apple retail locations that have been closed twice over because of the continued spread of the coronavirus, reports Bloomberg.

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There's no word on which stores will be reopening at this time, but employees have been told to expect imminent store openings this week. After the initial COVID-19 lockdown, Apple began reopening stores in May, but began shutting them down again in late June and early July as outbreaks spiked.

As with other store locations that have reopened or remained open amid the pandemic, Apple is implementing safety measures. Masks will be required inside the store and the number of people allowed inside the store at one time will be limited to allow for social distancing.

Apple also conducts temperature checks, has rearranged stores to keep distance between employees, and conducts frequent cleanings. Most of the stores that are reopening will be operating on an appointment-only basis for the immediate future, employees were told.

Over the course of the last few months, Apple has been forced to shut down more than 100 of its retail locations. During the closures, retail employees have been reassigned to online sales and support positions. Reassigned workers will remain in those roles at the current time, but Apple has warned that they could be moved back to their retail stores based on the needs of each individual location.

Apple will soon be gearing up for fall product launches that will include the debut of new iPhones, Apple Watch models, iPads, Macs, and more.

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jvlfilms Avatar
20 weeks ago
Gotta love how public health safety is politics now. 2020, man.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sputnikv Avatar
20 weeks ago
I hate that things pertaining to a pandemic are considered “political”
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mcfrazieriv Avatar
20 weeks ago
September 15th post: "Apple shuts down some US stores that were reopened due to ________"

Back and forth we go. Where we stop, only Biden knows.
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JPack Avatar
20 weeks ago


I hate that things pertaining to a pandemic are considered “political”

Only in America does a leading expert on infectious disease receive countless death threats against him and his family.

Everywhere else in the world, similar experts are called heroes and receive honorable nominations.

I would say MacRumors editors made the right call for this story.
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Dwalls90 Avatar
20 weeks ago


Gotta love how public health safety is politics now. 2020, man.

You have one person to blame that for.
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jlc1978 Avatar
20 weeks ago


Never ceases to amaze me how your lot goes after him when your horse has a functional vocabulary of 200 words, most of them adjectives for "big" and "nasty"... stick to your economy/jobs/military tentpoles, the mental fortitude thing - nobody is buying that one.

Yea, he loved the military so much that the big tough guiy had to run to daddy to get him out of the draft after he graduated from Penn.

Clearly a case of "You salute the rank, not the man" for those serving...
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