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Apple to Reclose Stores in Cities Where Covid-19 Cases Are on the Rise

By Donna Fuscaldo - Jun 19, 2020 at 3:22PM

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Apple is closing 11 stores in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Arizona.

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in some states across the U.S., Apple (AAPL -0.21%) has moved to reclose some of its stores. 

In a statement to the media, Apple said it's closing a total of eleven stores in response to rising cases of COVID-19. Two are located around Naples, Florida, while two are in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area. One Apple store is located in Greenville, South Carolina, and six others are in Arizona, reports the Wall Street Journal

A woman outside a store getting her temp checked.

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"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," an Apple spokesman told the WSJ

In May, the tech stock began opening its U.S. stores that had been closed since March when shelter-in-place orders were issued by cities around the country. It already has a number of safety protocols in place including conducting temperature checks of shoppers, requiring all customers to wear face masks, and keeping the number of visitors in its stores limited to abide by social distancing rules. Earlier in the week, Apple had said it was gearing up to re-open its New York City store. It targeted having 200 stores open by this weekend.

Donna Fuscaldo has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Apple. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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