Apple re-closing retail stores in Florida, Mississippi, Texas, and Utah due to COVID-19 spikes

Apple will be re-closing retail stores in Florida, Mississippi, Texas, and Utah on July 1st due to COVID-19 spikes.

Apple Knox Street in Dallas, Texas
Apple Knox Street in Dallas, Texas

Michael Steeber for 9to5Mac:

At least 16 stores across the affected areas will be closed to new customers starting July 1. Apple says customers with existing online orders and previously scheduled in-store Genius Support appointments are welcome through July 2. The new locations add to 32 previous re-closures announced by Apple in three waves beginning on June 19 and extending across Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

One additional store in the UK has also re-closed as the city of Leicester locked down again. All re-closed stores remain closed with no projected reopening date, even as Apple continues to reopen other locations in the US, Canada, and the UK this week…

Apple says it constantly monitors local health data to determine when it will reopen or re-close a store. The company has continued to modify the level of service offered at each location based on the conditions.

MacDailyNews Take: Of course, we’re likely to see openings and closings of many retail outlets, not just Apple stores, fluctuate as COVID-19 spikes occur around the country and the world. Check the full article for the list of specific Apple Retail Stores that are re-closing.

11 Comments

  1. Again, the members of President Trump’s own Task Force who issued guidelines that all these states ignored were correct in their prediction of the outcome. This isn’t rocket science—wash your hands frequently, wear a mask, maintain social distancing, test to identify contagious individuals, contact trace to see whom they have exposed, and isolate those who have been exposed. The EU has a comparable population to the US and is conducting about the same number of tests, but they have been seeing from 1/6 to 1/10 as many new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, because they follow guidelines similar to those issued, but not followed, by the Trump Administration.

    1. Just for clarity—“maintain social distancing” does not mean shutting the nation down indefinitely while people sit home idle. It means applying common sense rules for controlling proximity and crowd size that are appropriate in light of the infection rate and available medical resources in a particular locality. Basic to that notion is that the rules should get tougher, not weaker, while infection rates are rising. All these states ignored that fundamental Trump Task Force guideline.

        1. I put this up to see if people had a sense of humour and I was right with my hunch that many of you have are so partisan you can’t even allow a chuckle to pass your lips. Sad!

  2. If only the world had listened to Txer, we would all be saved.

    He tried to warn us, like a scientist in a ’50s flick.

    I bet he even has a beautiful daughter.

    If only Donald Trump would listen to him, maybe cancer would be cured too.

    Of course, TXer would also be happy to wreck the US economy, incite civil unrest, change the voting laws, all on the backs of Black and illegals (they have their place after all, and it’s to keep Democrats in power, other than that they are useless unless they need their home cleaned or yard mowed).

    He has a plan for Covid, it’s the same as the economy and election. Bitch, piss, whine and moan about anything Trump does, skew the facts, ignore anything that deviates from his constant closing argument, and hope the Republicans split and fracture.

    That’s all he cares about. You could drop dead from Kung Flu and he couldn’t care less as long as he can still use your name to mail in a vote for the Biden/Useless ticket.

    Don’t let him fool you, he is hoping for MORE bad news to exploit. He’s as happy as a rat in the drain, and this post will allow him to blather on about how Trump personally killed people, reality be damned.

    1. Definitions: “Reckless” means “acting despite being aware that the action creates a unjustified probability of a bad result.” “Manslaughter” means “recklessly causing the death of a human being.” Here in Texas, each conviction for manslaughter carries a 2 to 20 year prison term; multiple sentences may, in severe cases, be served consecutively and not concurrently. Those who aid and abet manslaughter are subject to the same penalties.

      TowerTone and his fellow Trump apologists have aided and abetted tens of thousands of unjustified manslaughter offenses. They were aware that ignoring scientific reality would cost that many lives, when simply following expert advice could have saved them, but they acted anyway.

      Mass homicide is not just a political matter.

        1. After my swim I can sleep at night, knowing that I have not contributed to the avoidable majority of 155,000 American deaths. My first post here on the novel coronavirus, back in February or thereabouts, pointed out the primary lesson learned from the 1918 pandemic that killed the President’s grandfather: if the government does not tell the truth to the public, including the bad news with the good, many individuals will die unnecessarily. Look up “Cassandra” in any search engine.

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