What you need to know
- Apple has announced it is once again closing more retail stores in the U.S.
- The company is now re-closing 14 additional stores in Florida.
- Florida has become a hotspot in COVID-19 cases.
Yesterday, Apple announced that is was closing seven retail stores in the Houston, Texas area shortly after reopening them to the public. Earlier today, it closed two more stores in North Carolina. Now, it appears that Apple plans to do the same with a number of stores in Florida.
Tweeted by Mark Gurman, the company has announced that it plans to close an additional fourteen retail stores in Florida. All of the stores will close tomorrow with no expected reopening date.
The following retail stores will be closed starting tomorrow:
- The Galleria
- The Falls
- Lincoln Road
- Brickell City Centre
- Wellington Green
- Boca Raton The Gardens Mall
- Millenia Florida Mall
- International Plaza
Apple's statement on additional store closures remains the same, reiterating that the company will continue to track the spread of the virus and close stores as necessary in areas that see spikes in cases.
"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. For help with an Apple product, more ways to shop, or additional information on our stores, please visit https://apple.com/retail.#mn_p"
Other areas in the country, such as California, Arizona, and South Carolina, are also seeing spikes in cases of COVID-19. Today's closures will most likely not be the last we see from the company if the recent trends continue.