Apple has decided to shut down all of its stores in California including ones in the San Francisco Bay area. This arrives after the company began shutting stores in Los Angeles last week, bringing the number almost up to 100.
As per reports, the Cupertino giant has shuttered all of its retail stores in California, with notice being put up to inform customers that its stores are temporarily closed. However, some of the pending orders are still being allowed for pickups and other genius bar appointments through 22nd December 2020.
Unfortunately, it is currently unknown when these stores will reopen, however, it is confirmed that the locations will remain closed through the holidays.
Apple has also shut stores in Tennessee on the weekend, and other stores, which are located in the Tier 4 restriction areas in the UK as well. Furthermore, the company has closed 18 stores in Germany and the Netherlands last week, with additional store also being shut in Mexico and Brazil within this week. Apple stores still open in the US are now operating in a limited “Express” capacity only.
Since June, the company started reopening stores but stated that these might shut again, as per local conditions and guidelines. At the moment, 400 stores are still operating, all of which require a face mark, with only a limited store occupancy, temperature checks, and practicing proper social distancing with regular cleaning.