Apple Re-closes 25 Percent Of Its US Stores Due To COVID-19 Spikes
Apple is closing dozens of its stores shortly after attempting to re-open them as COVID-19 cases resurface across southern and western US states.
According to CNBC, Apple has decided to close 30 stores this week which ups the total closures to 77 out of 271 stores across the country – or more than 25 percent.
As noted by CNBC, the closures will affect stores in Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada and Oklahoma in addition to those in Florida, Mississippi, Texas and Utah which were closed Wednesday.
“Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas,” Apple said in a statement to CNBC. “We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible.”