The new COVID-19 restrictions and growing outbreak have forced Apple to temporarily close about one-fifth of its retail stores during the busiest shopping week of the holiday season. As of Monday, December 14th, Apple has revisited 95 stores around the world.
Apple announced the closure of all its stores in California and Tennessee this weekend, and on December 18 added more than a dozen closures to Los Angeles stores. On Friday, the epidemic began in California, breaking the record for the most recent CVD-19 case in a single day.
Apple stores under the UK’s new “Tier 4” restrictions will be effective December 20. Apple’s two stores in both Mexico and Brazil are also closing between December 19 and 20. All four locations had just moved to the Express Storefront service last week.
Earlier this week, Apple recalled 18 of its stores across Germany and the Netherlands.
Of Apple’s 509 publications worldwide, 401 are open as publications. Most open locations in the United States are limited to online ordering and Genius Support’s Express Storefront pickup. Customers are not welcome at express locations without walk-in shopping and appointments.
To check the status of your local Apple Store, check out Apple’s website or our interactive tracker, which is updated daily with the latest opening, closing and Express Storefront information.
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