CNBC reports that Apple will reopen selected stores in the US starting next week, per the report:
Apple will reopen some stores in the United States next week, with temperature checks and a limited number of customers in the location at one time, the company confirmed to CNBC.
CNBC says that Apple confirmed the next to them on Friday, and will start reopening “some “stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama, and Alaska according to a statement from an Apple representative.
“We’re excited to begin reopening stores in the US next week, starting with some stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska,” an Apple representative said in a statement. “Our team is constantly monitoring local heath data and government guidance, and as soon as we can safely open our stores, we will.”
The first store to reopen will be in Boise, Idaho which will open its doors on Monday. Apple confirmed that Apple Stores in those 4 states will reopen, however in total there are 271 Apple Stores in the US. Apple says they will work carefully with local government to ensure that the stores are a safe and healthy environment before pursuing any other reopenings. A spokesperson also advised customers to buy online,
“Our new social distance protocol allows for a limited number of visitors in the store at one time so there may be a delay for walk-in customers. We recommend, where possible, customers buy online for contactless delivery or in-store pick up,” Apple said in a statement.
Apple closed its stores in March to help limit the spread of COVID19. Only just recently has the company started to reopen stores, starting with South Korea. Adjust last week Austria and Australia. With Apple Stores in Germany reopening on the 11th of May.