Coronavirus surge prompts Apple to re-close more stores

Apple will re-close stores across several states this week amid an ongoing spike in coronavirus cases, the tech giant announced on Wednesday.

The re-closures will take place at store locations in Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Florida, Mississippi, Texas and Utah, Apple said. The company has re-closed 77 of its 271 U.S. retail locations as COVID-19 cases surged in recent days.

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“Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas,” Apple said in a statement. “We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible.”

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Apple shares were flat in trading Wednesday.

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The iPhone maker began reopening stores in May after a nationwide shutdown in mid-March. Reopened locations are operating on a modified basis based on local public health guidance, with a mixture of storefront, curbside and appointment-only service.

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Apple has instituted a host of safety measures to protect customers and employees at reopened stores. Preventative steps include temperature checks prior to entry, mandatory face coverings and social distancing.

A full list of Apple’s re-closed store locations can be viewed below.

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Closing as of Thursday:

Alabama

  • The Summit

California

  • Glendale Galleria
  • Northridge
  • Pasadena
  • The Grove
  • Third St. Promenade
  • Century City
  • Manhattan Village
  • Beverly Center
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Topanga
  • Los Cerritos
  • The Americana at Brand
  • Valencia Town Center
  • Victoria Gardens
  • The Oaks
  • Georgia
  • Cumberland Mall
  • Perimeter
  • Lenox Square
  • Avalon
  • Mall of Georgia

Idaho

  • Boise Towne Square

Louisiana 

  • Baton Rouge
  • Lakeside Shopping Center

Nevada

  • Fashion Show
  • The Forum Shops
  • Town Square
  • Summerlin

Oklahoma

  • Penn Square
  • Woodland Hills

Closed as of Wednesday

Florida

  • St. Johns Town Center
  • University Town Center

Mississippi

  • Renaissance at Colony Park

Texas

  • Barton Creek
  • Domain Northside
  • La Cantera
  • North Star
  • Knox Street
  • Northpark Center
  • Galleria Dallas
  • Ciello Vista Mall
  • Southlake Town Square
  • University Park Village

Utah

  • Station Park
  • City Creek Center
  • Fashion Place
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