What you need to know
- Apple Stores in the US will begin to reopen next week.
- Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama, and Alaska will be first.
- Temperature checks, social distancing, and face coverings will be required.
Apple's retail stores have been closed in the United States since March, but the company is about to begin reopening a small number of stores starting next week.
Reported by 9to5Mac, the first stores to reopen will be in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama, and Alaska.
In order to ensure the safety of employees and customers, Apple Stores will have many new policies in place such as temperature checks, social distancing, and face coverings.
If you can get away with shopping online and do not need to visit a physical store, Apple has launched a new online hub to bring what you need most from the Apple Store to the company's website.
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