COVID-19 VS APPLE
Apple was pressured to close temporarily almost a fifth of its retails during one of the busiest shopping week of the holiday season by new COVID-19 restrictions and worsening outbreaks. Since Monday, 14 December, 95 Apple stores worldwide have shut down.
Apple announced that all its California and Tennessee shops would be closed this weekend and announced that it would reopen just over a dozen Los Angeles stores on 18 December.
California broke records in a single day after the start of the pandemic for most new COVID-19 cases on Friday.
The latest Tier 4 restrictions of Apple Stores, which come under the United Kingdom, also close on December 20.
The more strict directives concern fifteen places in London and one in Wales. Between 19 and 20 December, Apple’s two stores are both closed in both Mexico and Brazil. All four sites had just converted last week to Express shopping.
Apple has published 401 of its 509 locations in the world. Most open locations in the US are restricted to online pickup and Genius Service in Express stores. Express locations cannot accept walk-in shopping and consumers without an appointment.
To check the status of your local Apple Store, check the Apple Website or our interactive tracker, which is updated every day with the latest store details on opening, closing and Express.