Apple has temporarily reclosed a number of Apple Store locations in the US. Retail stores in California, Tennesse, Maryland, and Ohio have all closed due to worsening COVID-19 conditions in those states.
11 additional Apple Stores in the US have reclosed temporarily. This adds to the growing list of Apple retail locations which saw 92 stores in the US close once again last week. According to 9to5Mac, this round includes a number of Apple Stores in California. The reasoning behind the increasing number of closures are attributed to certain states reinstating lockdown measures in a response to COVID-19 conditions.
As reported the following Apple Stores have temporarily reclosed:
- Columbia (Columbia)
- Kenwood Towne Centre (Cincinnati)
- CoolSprings Galleria (Franklin)
- Brea Mall (Brea)
- South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa)
- Irvine Spectrum Center (Irvine)
- Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo)
- Fashion Island (Newport Beach)
- El Paseo Village (Palm Desert)
- State Street (Santa Barbara)
- Promenade Temecula (Temecula)
The reclosers are effective immediately on July 10th. Apple will still be accepting customers fulfilling existing online orders and those who scheduled Genius Bar support sessions through to July 12th.
The US isn’t the only country facing Apple Store closures. On July 7th, Apple temporarily closed all locations in the greater Melbourne area in Australia.
As COVID-19 conditions continue to balance either way, Apple appears to be set to properly monitor the situation and take appropriate measures for both staff and its customer base.