What you need to know
- Apple's retail location in Southlake, Texas has temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
- Twenty-two employees have tested postive for the virus.
- The store will remain closed until next week.
Apple has temporarily closed one of its retail locations due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
As reported by NBC News, the Apple Store in Southlake, Texas has temporarily closed after twenty-two of its employees were exposed to COVID-19. According to the store's website, the company plans to reopen the location on Monday next week.
One employee said that the store did not follow the company's social distancing policies on Black Friday. Another said they were experiencing symptoms but were encouraged to come into work anyway.
Like every company on earth, Apple has been struggling to return to some semblance of normalcy with all of its operations since the start of the pandemic. The company has continuously opened and closed retail stores as COVID-19 cases rise and fall in areas around the world.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
Soooooo, basically like the yearly flu? If this is Omicron, its about as dangerous as the flu, in fact the yearly influenza outbreak is typically more deadly to all demographics, including children.
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