Apple to reopen 100 more US stores this week

    Many of the shops are providing curbside or storefront service solely, whereas a number of will permit prospects inside, albeit with face masks on and social distancing guidelines in impact.

    Apple is reopening greater than 100 extra shops within the US this week following non permanent closures in response to coronavirus quarantining. The retailer re-openings will happen throughout 21 states from Arizona to Wisconsin, with rather less than half totally accessible to prospects and the remainder offering curbside or storefront service solely.SEE: Life after lockdown: Your workplace job won’t ever be the same–here’s what to anticipate (cowl story PDF) (TechRepublic)”This week we’ll return to serving customers in many US locations,” Apple stated in a press release launched on Tuesday. “For customer safety and convenience, most stores will offer curbside or storefront service only, where we provide online order pick-up and Genius Bar appointments.”The new re-openings embrace six shops in Arizona, 29 in California, 11 in Florida, six in Georgia, one in Indiana, one in Kansas, two in Kentucky, 5 in Michigan, three in Missouri, three in Nevada, one in New Mexico, one in New York, seven in Ohio, one in Oregon, one in Pennsylvania, one in South Carolina, one in Tennessee, 17 in Texas, three in Utah, two in Virginia, and one in Wisconsin.SEE: COVID-19: A information and guidelines for restarting your corporation (TechRepublic Premium) 

    This newest transfer comes on high of the primary 4 or 5 US shops reopening two weeks in the past adopted by an extra 25 re-openings final week. With simply over 270 shops within the United States, this week’s motion signifies that Apple could have reopened near half of the shops within the US by the tip of the week.On March 14, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced that every one shops exterior of Greater China can be closed till March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. A couple of days later that deadline was modified to point that the shops can be closed “until further notice.” At the identical time, Cook stated that the shops in Greater China (which incorporates mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) would reopen as the speed of COVID-19 infections “dramatically declined” throughout these areas.

    As the variety of new coronavirus circumstances has dropped in sure elements of the world, many international locations have been cautiously lifting a few of their quarantine measures. Since then, Apple has regularly been reopening shops in these places, most with restricted hours and social distancing necessities.On April 18, the shop in Seoul, South Korea, reopened with restricted hours of 12 pm to 8 pm, now expanded barely to 12 pm to 9 pm. On May 5, the shop in Vienna, Austria, reopened, turning into the primary Apple location in Europe and outdoors Asia-Pacific to once more permit prospects to go inside. And on May 7, Apple reopened 21 of its 22 shops in Australia, with solely the Sydney retailer closed as a result of renovations however since open once more. Apple shops have additionally reopened throughout Switzerland, Italy, and Canada.In a letter posted by Apple on May 17, Deirdre O’Brien, the corporate’s senior vice chairman of retail and folks, defined the standards Apple makes use of to find out whether or not or to not reopen a retailer.”We look at every available piece of data—including local cases, near- and long‑term trends, and guidance from national and local health officials,” O’Brien stated. “These are not decisions we rush into—and a store opening in no way means that we won’t take the preventative step of closing it again should local conditions warrant.”All web sites for the reopened shops instruct guests to observe sure social distancing guidelines, which suggests they could have to attend in line earlier than coming into and should put on face masks whereas within the retailer.”Face coverings will be required for all of our teams and customers, and we will provide them to customers who don’t bring their own,” O’Brien stated. “Temperature checks will be conducted at the door, and posted health questions will screen for those with symptoms—like cough or fever—or who have had recent exposure to someone infected with COVID‑19. Throughout the day, we’re conducting enhanced deep cleanings that place special emphasis on all surfaces, display products, and highly trafficked areas.”The following are the 100 retailer places Apple is aiming to reopen this week:ArizonaArrowhead (Glendale)Chandler Fashion Center (Chandler)La Encantada (Tucson)SanTan Village (Gilbert)Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale)Scottsdale Quarter (Scottsdale)CaliforniaCarlsbad (Carlsbad)Fashion Valley (San Diego)North County (Escondido)Otay Ranch (Chula Vista)State Street (Santa Barbara)UTC (San Diego)4th Street (Berkeley)Apple Park Visitor Center (Cupertino)Bay Street (Emeryville)Broadway Plaza (Walnut Creek)Burlingame (Burlingame)Chestnut Street (San Francisco)Corte Madera (Corte Madera)El Paseo Village (Palm Desert)Fashion Island (Newport Beach)Infinite Loop (Cupertino)Irvine Spectrum Center (Irvine)Los Gatos (Los Gatos)Palo Alto (Palo Alto)Promenade Temecula (Temecula)Stanford (Palo Alto)Union Square (San Francisco)Victoria Gardens (Rancho Cucamonga)Brea Mall (Brea)Hillsdale (San Mateo)Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo)Santa Rosa Plaza (Santa Rosa)South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa)The Oaks (Thousand Oaks)FloridaAventura (Aventura)Boca Raton (Boca Raton)Brickell City Centre (Miami)Coconut Point (Estero)Dadeland (Miami)Lincoln Road (Miami Beach)The Falls (Miami)The Galleria (Fort Lauderdale)The Gardens Mall (Palm Beach Gardens)Waterside Shops (Naples)Wellington Green (Wellington)GeorgiaAugusta (Augusta)Avalon (Alpharetta)Cumberland Mall (Atlanta)Lenox Square (Atlanta)Mall of Georgia (Buford)Perimeter (Atlanta)IndianaUniversity Park Mall (Mishawaka)KansasKentuckyFayette Mall (Lexington)Oxmoor (Louisville)MichiganBriarwood (Ann Arbor)Eastwood Towne Center (Lansing)Partridge Creek (Clinton Township)Somerset (Troy)Twelve Oaks (Novi)MissouriNation Club Plaza (Kansas City)Saint Louis Galleria (St. Louis)West County (St. Louis)NevadaSummerlin (Las Vegas)Summit Sierra (Reno)Town Square (Las Vegas)New MexicoNew YorkOhioCrocker Park (Westlake)Easton Town Center (Columbus)Eton (Woodmere)Kenwood Towne Centre (Cincinnati)Polaris Fashion Place (Columbus)Summit Mall (Akron)The Greene (Beavercreek)OregonPennsylvaniaSouth CarolinaHaywood Mall (Greenville)TennesseeCool Springs Galleria (Franklin)West Town Mall (Knoxville)TexasBarton Creek (Austin)Baybrook (Friendswood)Domain Northside (Austin)First Colony Mall (Sugar Land)Highland Village (Houston)Houston Galleria (Houston)La Cantera (San Antonio)Memorial City (Houston)North Star (San Antonio)The Woodlands (The Woodlands)Willowbrook Mall (Houston)Cielo Vista Mall (El Paso)Knox Street (Dallas)NorthPark Center (Dallas)Galleria Dallas (Dallas)Southlake Town Square (Southlake)University Park Village (Fort Worth)UtahCity Creek Center (Salt Lake City)Fashion Place (Murray)Station Park (Farmington)VirginiaLynnhaven Mall (Virginia Beach)MacArthur Center (Norfolk)Wisconsin

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