Apple May Reopen Some Stores in April
Apple told employees that some of its retail locations may reopen in April with remote work possibilities for some employees through April 5.
“For all of our retail stores outside of Greater China, we will reopen our stores on a staggered basis,” said Senior Vice President of People and Retail Deirdre O’Brien in a memo to staffers, per Bloomberg. “At this time, we anticipate some stores may be able to open in the first half of April depending on the conditions in their community … We will provide updates for each store as soon as specific dates are established.”
The iPhone maker shuttered 458 of its stores earlier this month, with the exception of the stores in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The company closed 42 China-based stores during the height of its pandemic, but they have since reopened.
O’Brien went on to note that Apple is “putting the health of our teams, customers, and communities first.”