Apple (AAPL) - Get Report has announced that it will reopen some stores in the U.S. beginning next week. The tech giant said in a statement that it’ll start with stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama, and Alaska.
All 271 of Apple’s U.S. stores have been closed since the middle of March.
The reopened retail locations will require temperature checks for entry and will only allow in a limited number of customers at a time, according to CNBC.
“Our new social distance protocol allows for a limited number of visitors in the store at one time so there may be a delay for walk-in customers. We recommend, where possible, customers buy online for contactless delivery or in-store pick up,” said Apple in a statement.
There are six stores in those states, and it’s unclear if all six are reopening.
With so many people working from home, Apple said in its statement that it hopes to provide much-requested technical services to its patrons. “Our primary focus will be providing service and support at the Genius Bar.”
Since the March store closures, Apple has reopened its retail stores in China as well as its flagship store in South Korea. Apple operated more than 500 retail stores worldwide as of 2019.
Apple reported earnings on April 30, posting quarterly revenue of $58.3 billion, an increase of 1 percent from the year-ago quarter.
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