Apple stated Friday it would reopen a handful of shops in four U.S. states beginning subsequent week, in the first resumption of physical retail operations since the iPhone manufacturer shuttered all U.S. stores in mid-March.
The corporate stated it would open some outlets in Alabama, Alaska, Idaho and South Carolina. Apple has two shops in both South Carolina and Alabama; however, it did not say which would open. Its Boise, Idaho location will open Monday, with others to follow later within the week.
Apple executives have stated they’re inspecting local health knowledge on the county and city degree in every group the place the company has bodily shops to determine when to reopen. Apple has stores in a number of U.S. states, equivalent to Texas and Georgia, where state guidelines would in concept allow it to reopen outlets, but it has not but introduced plans to take action.
In the four states where Apple stores will reopen, new procedures will be in place just like those in nations equivalent to South Korea, Australia and Austria, where stores have already reopened.
Prospects and workers will be required to endure temperature checks and put on masks before entering the shops, and Apple will provide masks if clients do not have their own. Social-distancing guidelines will restrict the variety of clients within the retailer at one time, which Apple stated could cause delays for walk-in customers.