Apple closes South Carolina retail store after some employees were exposed to COVID-19

Apple closed its store located on 301 King Street in Charleston, South Carolina, after more than 20 staff members were exposed to COVID-19.

Apple Charleston
Apple Charleston

Mark Gurman for Bloomberg News:

The store’s website shows it will be closed until next week, with a sign on the front of the location also alerting customers to the shutdown. Stores of the Charleston location’s size typically have 70 to 80 staff members, suggesting that about a quarter of employees were exposed.

Apple has opened and closed its retail stores several times during the pandemic due to Covid-19 concerns. But this move — shutting down a location due to a rash of employees exposed to the virus — is rare.

Some other Apple retail stores across the U.S. have shortened their operating hours, partly because of Covid but also due to the tight labor market. Apple has about 270 retail stores in the U.S., and nearly all those locations have been open since the end of June.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple Charleston’s webpage is here and states that the location will reopen Monday at 10:00 a.m.


    1. GD stupid comments like yours are why we are STILL having COVID rampaging all over the world. If you don’t think it’s real or dangerous (and continue to ignore the over 600K people dead from it in this country alone), then go expose yourself to it, get it, and don’t f’g go to a hospital to be treated for it since you’re so obviously willing to ignore science and medical professionals.

      1. We still have Wuhan because it is a virus and, as such, it is never going to go away. You can mask, vaccinate, booster, lockdown, shutdown, social distance for the next 100 years and wuhan is still gonna be here. That is why we STILL have ALL KINDS of vaccines… because viruses are STILL here aren’t going away… ever.

        Ignore science? Is that “political fake” science? Sure, there is lots of science out there – even producing opposing points of view. So, yeah, we DO have to ignore it sometimes.

        Medical professionals? Who and what are those? There all kinds of medical professionals out there telling us every “fact” from A to Z. So, yeah, we DO have to ignore it sometimes.

        Wuhan? Most of us have already had it, so yaaaawwwn. You can dwell on it, but some people are already back to their real lives.

  1. Ron the real reason we still have covid is the CCP was developing enhanced (Gain of function) SARS Covid virus that escaped or was released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Make no mistake the CCP hide information, destroyed evidence and silenced and eliminated doctors trying to warn national health communities back in December 2019. Taiwan sounded an early alarm but the WHO censored/ignored Taiwan’s warnings as they continued to circulate CCP lies about human to human transmission. The CCP stopped all internal flights from Wuhan but allowed international flights out of Wuhan including flights to the USA…

    The majority of responsibility for Covid deaths, destroyed lives, and lost wealth is the CCP of China. It’s amazing the most deadly and devastating medical event in modern history and utter lack of interest how it all started and who is responsible. But if joe blow USA citizens allows his “Unscientific” dirty ass cotton mask drop below his upper lip then same anti-origin Covid deniers will crush a hammer down on him.

    Btw anyone going to the Beijing Olympics next year? I hear Disney, NBA and Apple are expecting a spike (protein) in business.

      1. Really? Who exactly are “rejecting the real solution”? Who are they? By education, those with PhDs are rejecting the vax. By race, it is the BIPOC community. By occupation, many in the medical profession are waiting. By gender, economic bracket, political affiliation, population density, age, geographic location, etc…? How do you want to slice the data? You can slice it to fit any narrative, so go ahead and slice a way.

        You might be part of the problem. Does name calling really encourage people to see your point of view?

        1. Ok, got it! Based on the one-star votes, I guess name calling is the left’s ineffective way to win and influence people. Biden did it. Harris did it.The lefty media does it. The person above who wrote “dumbass” did it.

          The name calling is partially responsible for the vaccine hesitation. So, who is part of the problem?

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