As COVID-19 conditions continue to increase in the US, Apple has made the decision to temporarily close eight additional retail stores in Maryland, Missouri, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Word comes by way of MacRumors who reports that 9to5Mac’s Michael Steeber tweeted that Apple has decided to close eight more Apple Store locations. Effective immediately, the following stores are closed:
- Kansas- Leawood (Leawood)
- Maryland- Towson Town Center (Towson)
- Missouri- Country Club Plaza (Kansas City)
- Virginia – MacArthur Center (Norfolk)
- Virginia – Lynnhaven Mall (Virginia Beach)
- Wisconsin- Bayshore (Glendale)
- Wisconsin- Hilldale (Madison)
- Wisconsin- Mayfair (Wauwatosa)
In addition, it appears as though six of the 28 Apple Stores in California that have not been closed will be returning curbside service. In a separate tweet, Steeber said this will include the following retail locations:
- Santa Clara County- Valley Fair and Oakridge
- San Diego County- North County
- Place County- Roseville
- Sacramento County- Arden Fair
- Sonoma County- Santa Rosa Plaza
Those aforementioned stores in California that were operating within indoor malls were forced to closed, have been operating on the state monitoring list.
COVID-19 spikes have been occurring across the US, forcing Apple to reexamine its operations with its storefronts. Last week, 11 other retail spots were closed once again across California, Tennesse, Maryland, and Ohio. It’s not only the US that’s being effective. Apple is keeping an eye out on global trends has have re-closed all Apple Store in greater Melbourne, Australia as a result of the spikes in the area.
Many locations that have been affected have asked to work remotely from home in support roles, the same as the company began offering in March upon the initial lockdown orders.