With a second wave of Coronavirus on the rise in California, Apple Announced on Saturday that all of their stores across the state will be closed. The websites for each of the 53 locations have been individually updated, while exceptions may apply for pre-existing in-store appointments as well as online pick-ups. In the same statement, Apple made note that 16 locations in the U.K. will also be closing their doors due to restrictions on non-essential retailers.
The news comes only a day following the initial closure announcement. Friday’s announcement contained details on the restrictions on 12 of Apple’s stores leading to stock shares in Apple to drop shortly afterwards. According to an email statement Apple made to Reuters: “Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas. 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.”
Currently, no end date is set for the closures to Apple’s California locations, though the U.K. government officials will be reevaluating lockdown measures on the 30th of December that may provide greater clarity on the retail closures that side of the Atlantic.
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