COVID-19 coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders are beginning to relax across the United States and Canada, and businesses continue to re-open. Apple is no exception, as the iPhone maker is reopening over 70 retail stores across the U.S. and Canada.
The U.S. states where Apple is re-opening stores include California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and others. A full list of re-opening locations are available from 9to5Mac:
Apple’s Deirdre O’Brien sent out a notice to employees about the reopenings.
This week we’ll return to serving customers in many more US locations including by appointment in New York City, where we’re proud to stand beside New Yorkers as they emerge from this incredibly difficult time. All stores continue to practice additional steps for the health of employees and customers, including temperature checks, face coverings and social distancing. As hours and services vary by location, we encourage everyone to check their local store webpage for more information. Customers can also visit for support by phone or chat.
We are committed to reopening our stores in a very thoughtful manner with the health and safety of our customers and teams as our top priority, and we look forward to seeing our customers again soon.
As of June 16, 154 of Apple’s 271 stores in the United States have reopened, and 365 stores around the world are once again operating.
Canadian Apple store reopenings include Apple Conestoga, Apple Bayshore, and Apple Masonville, in Ontario, along with Apple Place Ste-Foy in Quebec. Apple Stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia reopened previously.
Apple is taking the same safety precautions it has at previously re-opened stores, including required face masks for both employees and customers, limited store occupancy, temperature checks before entry is allowed, as well as deep cleaning and social distancing measures.
Store openings and available services are according to local guidelines and conditions, meaning some stores are offering only curbside pickup and sales, while other locations are allowing entry into the store by appointment only.