Apple closes some retail locations across U.S. and Canada due to rising COVID-19 cases
Apple has temporarily closed three Apple Store retail locations across the United States and Canada amid rising COVID-19 cases, following shortly after the company reintroduced its mask mandate and store occupancy limits on Tuesday.
Bloomberg has reported that Apple has closed stores in Brickell in Miami, Annapolis in Maryland, and Rideau Street in Ottawa after a rise in employee Covid-19 cases and exposures, with the most notable being the closure of Apple’s Southlake Town Square retail store in Southlake, Texas was closed last week due to a COVID-19 outbreak amongst staff, with NBC News reporting that a total of 22 positive cases among employees were reported out of the store’s 151 team members.
The rise in new cases comes amid the rapid spread of the Omicron strain, which experts warn is spreading rapidly in the run-up to the holidays.
Now on @TheTerminal: Apple shuts three stores on uptick in Covid-19 cases and exposures among employees — Brickell in Miami, Annapolis in Maryland, and Rideau Street in Ottawa.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) December 15, 2021