If you're seeing that rainbow spinning pinwheel a lot more because of all those hours spent WFH, you might be able to take your MacBook and other Apple products to a Genius Bar soon. As cities across the country begin to gradually reopen amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Apple is reopening some stores.
Most Apple stores outside China have been temporarily closed since mid-March. In the U.S., the tech giant said it would reopen a handful of stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama, and Alaska last week, according to CNBC. This week, Apple is reopening 25 mores stores, 9to5Mac reports. Some of the states where stores are reopening include Washington, California, Florida, Colorado, and Hawaii. The majority of stores in the U.S. will remain temporarily closed, though. For reference, Apple operates 271 stores in the U.S., and 510 stores globally. As of Sunday, nearly 100 stores have reopened around the world, including in China, Germany, and Australia.
As with other retail stores, Apple plans to reopen stores with added safety protocols. The new measures, which Apple announced on its website on Sunday, require all customers and employees to wear face coverings. If customers don't bring their own, Apple will provide them. Additionally, temperature checks will be conducted before entering the store. There will also be health questions to screen for people with COVID-19 symptoms or those who have been exposed to someone with the virus. To help implement social distancing, a limited number of people will be allowed in the store at one time. Apple's main focus will be providing support at the Genius Bar since a lot of people are working and learning from home.
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