More Apple Stores closed as a COVID-19 precaution will reopen this week, Apple has confirmed, with 25 locations in the United States and 12 in Canada set to start accepting customers to some extent in the next few days.
Apple has published details of how it intends to open up its stores to the public in a letter from retail chief Deirdre O'Brien, one that explains the iPhone maker's approach to reopening its stores and some of the extra measures its retail outlets will take in a few locations.
Apple is set to reopen all 42 Apple Stores in China after a month-long closure due to fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, though nearly every outlet in the region will operate under reduced hours for the foreseeable future.
Hours after canceling Today at Apple sessions across Italy, Apple on Monday announced a number of its stores in the country will see reduced operating hours or closures to help mitigate the impact of the new coronavirus.
As part of continuing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Apple is offering hourly workers and retail employees unlimited sick leave if they exhibit symptoms of the virus, according to a report on Monday.
The California Supreme Court in a decision delivered on Thursday found Apple broke state law by not paying retail workers for the time they spent participating in mandatory bag and device searches, leaving the company liable for millions in unpaid wages.