Apple closes seven retail locations as Covid-19 cases continue to rise
Seven Apple Stores have temporarily closed due to increasing Covid-19 cases among employees.
As Covid-19 cases continue to surge, Apple has chosen to temporarily close seven of its retail locations across the U.S. and Canada. The following locations are currently closed:
- Dadeland in Maiami, Florida
- The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach, Florida
- Lenox Square in Atlanta, Georgia
- Highland Village in Houston, Texas
- Summit Mall in Akron, Ohio
- Pheasant Lane in Nashua, New Hampshire
- Sainte-Catherine in Montreal, Quebec
According to Bloomberg, Apple typically closes a store when 10% of staff members test positive for Covid-19.
A week prior, Apple temporarily shuttered three of its locations in the U.S. and Canada.
On December 14, Apple reinstated its mask requirement for customers visiting an Apple Store in the United States. Several retail locations are limiting the number of customers that can be in a store at a single time.
Previously, Apple had ended the mandate in early November, citing falling coronavirus cases and increased vaccination as the reason for the change.
Since reopening all of its Apple Store locations earlier in 2021, the company has yet to close its entire retail operations. Instead, Apple shutters individual stores on a case-by-case basis.