Some Apple Stores will reopen next week after being shut down in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Apple will soon reopen its first stores in the United States after recently closing all locations outside of Greater China amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’re excited to begin reopening stores in the US next week, starting with some stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama, and Alaska,” Apple said in a statement shared with TechRepublic on May 8. “Our team is constantly monitoring local heath data and government guidance, and as soon as we can safely open our stores, we will.”
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Apple has one Apple Store in Idaho, two stores in South Carolina, two stores in Alabama, and one store in Alaska. So far, only the Idaho store’s website reveals a reopening, starting Monday, May 11, with limited hours from 11 am to 7 pm. A notice on the site indicates that the store is following social distancing measures, which means customers may have to wait in line before entering and must wear face masks while in the store.
Apple’s statement provided further details on the measures being implemented at the reopened stores.