Apple closes down stores due to pandemic boosts online shopping. At first, it was sad to see how the pandemic had to restrain our movement but then again something came out of it that is the online shopping.
Over the last few weeks, several Apple Stores around the US have closed down due to the rising COVID-19 infections among staff members, and a report by Bloomberg lists seven locations in the US and Canada that have recently shut down operations within the last day or so.
The Apple Stores listed were said to include Dadeland and The Gardens Mall in Florida, TX, Summit Mall in Ohio, Pheasant Lane in New Hampshire, and Sainte-Catherine in Montreal, Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA, Highland Village in Houston, Canada.
Apple Closes down Stores Due to Pandemic Boosts Online Shopping
According to reports, shutdowns are often called when about 10 percent of the store’s staff has been tested positive.
These spikes are happening as the CDC reports omicron has become the leading strain of the virus spreading throughout the U.S. Apple’s response to the changing conditions has been said to include reinstating its mask policy and even delaying plans to resume office working for all their workers.
9to5Mac points out another item people should take note of, that Apple has even begun promoting the two-hour deliveries in “most metro areas” for free.
The promotion is said to run through noon on Christmas Eve, and while it might be convenient for anyone on a last-minute gift mission, it could also be helpful to reduce crowds inside of the stores during the shopping rush.
This means in addition to other options like In-store/express/curbside pickup and next-day delivery for many items.
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