Apple Reopens All 270 Retail Stores in the United States

All 270 Apple retail stores in the United States have been reopened as of today, marking the first time that Apple has had all locations operational since stores began closing in March 2020.

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When the first shutdowns occurred on March 14, 2020, Apple initially planned to reopen stores starting on March 27th, but that did not happen and stores have been opening and closing on a rotating basis as the pandemic has continued.

Some stores began reopening in May 2020, but until today, not all locations were opened back up. Stores in Texas, including those in Houston, and Dallas, were the last to reopen after winter storms that affected the area.

As noted by 9to5Mac, there are still restrictions at many of the Apple Stores in the U.S. Some are offering in-store shopping appointments, while others are only set up for Express pickup of online orders and Genius Support appointments.

Apple uses local health and safety guidelines to dictate which stores operate, so there is still a chance that there could be additional shutdowns going forward should there be a change in a particular state.

Outside of the U.S., there are still stores closed in France and Brazil.

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Top Rated Comments

hagar Avatar
8 months ago

Unless you have severe risk factors you should not be worried. Surface transmission has not been proven to be a meaningful vector. Wiping down everything and constant cleaning is likely overkill outside of medical office as long as you dont start licking surfaces.
If you can’t lick anything, why bother going to an Apple Store?
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArPe Avatar
8 months ago

Tell me again how many masks I need to be safe and come out of my cocoon?

To anyone that thinks this is bad news, start living your life without fear. Your safe space will not save you. Live!
You need one mask and the fear is natural and healthy. If you fear disease, death and disability you will take action. If fear nothing you will be a case study on Darwin Awards.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jimbobb24 Avatar
8 months ago

I wonder how they'll keep everything clean and covid-free. I'm still afraid to go anywhere in the middle of this pandemic.
Unless you have severe risk factors you should not be worried. Surface transmission has not been proven to be a meaningful vector. Wiping down everything and constant cleaning is likely overkill outside of medical office as long as you dont start licking surfaces.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Williesleg Avatar
8 months ago
I wonder how they'll keep everything clean and covid-free. I'm still afraid to go anywhere in the middle of this pandemic.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving Avatar
8 months ago
Cases are dropping drastically :) Back to Business.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Le0M Avatar
8 months ago
Are you serious? In Europe there is a new outbreak, and the US opens? Good luck!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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