Apple has taken the decision this week to close some of its stores across the US and Canada, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases over the past weeks. Apple has closed eight of its locations temporarily as it manages the spike in new cases. According to Bloomberg, Apple will close a real location if 10% of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
The following locations in Canada and US have been closed since Tuesday this week:
- Dadeland in Miami
- The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach
- Lenox Square in Atlanta
- Cumberland Mall in Atlanta
- Highland Village in Houston
- Summit Mall in Ohio
- Pheasant Lane in New Hampshire
- Sainte-Catherine in Montreal
Apple has also delayed its plans for employees to return to the office indefinitely, Tim Cook was keen for staff to return in February.