Apple is continuing to reopen its US and Canadian retail stores at varying degrees, from full in-store services to appointment-only stores, curbside pick-ups, and storefront drop-offs.
All states have begun a reopening process with different rules and regulations, and retail has been green-lit to be resumed in some capacity. As of today, 154 of Apple’s 271 retail stores have reopened, and around the world, 365 of its 510 retail stores have fully reopened.
That includes 33 retail stores in the United Kingdom, which reopened on Monday.
Apple has, naturally, introduced a number of new safety measures in-store to protect both its staff and customers, and some locations that initially reopened as a curbside offering are now expanding their service level as staff grow confident in their ability to handle the situation.
Speaking of the reopenings, a spokesperson for the company said: “This week we’ll return to serving customers in many more US locations including by appointment in New York City, where we’re proud to stand beside New Yorkers as they emerge from this incredibly difficult time. All stores continue to practice additional steps for the health of employees and customers, including temperature checks, face coverings, and social distancing.
“As hours and services vary by location, we encourage everyone to check their local store webpage for more information. Customers can also visit for support by phone or chat.”
“We are committed to reopening our stores in a very thoughtful manner with the health and safety of our customers and teams as our top priority, and we look forward to seeing our customers again soon.”
The United States is one of the last countries to see its Apple Stores reopen. That’s because each state has its own laws on reopening, and because some parts of the US have suffered high COVID-19 infection rates, becoming the worst-affected country in the world on record.
Apple had begun its reopening of stores in the US last month, but looting and vandalism following the #BlackLivesMatter protests caused all stores to be closed and boarded up to prevent damage. Several iPhones and other Apple products were stolen in the protests.
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