Apple Closes More Than 20 Retail Outlets In The United States Citing COVID-19 Cases And Bad Weather
As it stands right now, Apple has closed down more than 20 of its retail outlets in the United States, citing a rise in COVID-19 cases.
However, as MacRumor notes, 5 stores in Washington closed down due to worsened weather, and had nothing to do with the virus.
The latest high-profile locations to be shut for business include Apple Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C., Apple Century City in Los Angeles, and Apple Walnut Street in Philadelphia. Apple also has six stores temporarily closed in Texas, in addition to three in Ohio, two in Virginia, two in Georgia, and a handful of others.
Developing on this occurrence, Bloomberg reached out to Apple for a comment on this.
“We regularly monitor conditions and we will adjust our health measures to support the well-being of customers and employees,” Apple said in a statement. “We remain committed to a comprehensive approach for our teams that combines regular testing with daily health checks, employee and customer masking, deep cleaning and paid sick leave.”
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also noted that Apple has also closed down some of its retail stores in New York as well, including Fifth Ave, Grand Central, SoHo and World Trade Center. However, Apple continues to entertain pick-up orders as well as same day deliveries for orders placed online.
As it stands right now, MacRumors has collected a list of all the stores that are currently closed as per Apple’s website.