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Apple has started informing retail employees that it plans to reopen some of the Apple retail locations that have been closed twice over because of the continued spread of the coronavirus, reports Bloomberg.

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There's no word on which stores will be reopening at this time, but employees have been told to expect imminent store openings this week. After the initial COVID-19 lockdown, Apple began reopening stores in May, but began shutting them down again in late June and early July as outbreaks spiked.

As with other store locations that have reopened or remained open amid the pandemic, Apple is implementing safety measures. Masks will be required inside the store and the number of people allowed inside the store at one time will be limited to allow for social distancing.

Apple also conducts temperature checks, has rearranged stores to keep distance between employees, and conducts frequent cleanings. Most of the stores that are reopening will be operating on an appointment-only basis for the immediate future, employees were told.

Over the course of the last few months, Apple has been forced to shut down more than 100 of its retail locations. During the closures, retail employees have been reassigned to online sales and support positions. Reassigned workers will remain in those roles at the current time, but Apple has warned that they could be moved back to their retail stores based on the needs of each individual location.

Apple will soon be gearing up for fall product launches that will include the debut of new iPhones, Apple Watch models, iPads, Macs, and more.

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Article Link: Apple Planning to Reopen Some U.S. Stores Still Shut Down Due to COVID-19
 

Amacfa

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Meanwhile in my city, the same homeless people sleeping maskless on the concrete every night are still alive and kicking without the slightest sign of sickness.

Across the street a bar requires you to enter with a mask but doesn’t require it with food and drink.

Such a ‘pandemic’
 

swingerofbirch

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I personally don't understand people going to stores. I've delayed the dentist and doctor appointments since early March. I'm already disabled and was already mostly homebound with health conditions, so that's part of it, but even if I weren't it's weird for me to see people going on like this isn't as terrifying as it is.
 

JPack

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54 Days Since Last Closure

Unique signage and design element just for U.S. Apple Stores.
 
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SSDGUY

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I personally don't understand people going to stores. I've delayed the dentist and doctor appointments since early March. I'm already disabled and was already mostly homebound with health conditions, so that's part of it, but even if I weren't it's weird for me to see people going on like this isn't as terrifying as it is.

Not to be insensitive, but if you're more vulnerable for your age than average, you'd do well to take precautions, as you are. Others have a much different risk factor.
 

Blackstick

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He doesn't even know who his wife is.

I didn't say the name. I just say 'he' so I better not be called out for this.
Never ceases to amaze me how your lot goes after him when your horse has a functional vocabulary of 200 words, most of them adjectives for "big" and "nasty"... stick to your economy/jobs/military tentpoles, the mental fortitude thing - nobody is buying that one.
 

macduke

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They reopened university here and our cases have skyrocketed higher than ever before. They delayed starting schools a few weeks to see what happened with the university. Seems like at best we'll have partial online and offline classes, and more likely things are trending towards all online. This madness has to end and we need new leadership!
 
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JPack

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I hate that things pertaining to a pandemic are considered “political”

Only in America does a leading expert on infectious disease receive countless death threats against him and his family.

Everywhere else in the world, similar experts are called heroes and receive honorable nominations.

I would say MacRumors editors made the right call for this story.
 

macmyworld

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When your stock is worth over 2 trillion, you can look more sensitive than a business that is squeaking by. I’ll continue to rip Apple for terrible customer service throughout this. Fixing an iMac has been brutal and Apple will not sell parts to us common folk.

The temperature check is optics, it isn’t that accurate at predicting COVID carriers. Masks and social distancing with good cleaning practices really reduce the risk for most. Even my wife has asked that we shop at Best Buy since Apple stores are a pain to visit now.

My state is mandatory masks and it is working pretty well. Remember Tim, 1 bad quarter and the dominos start to fall.
 

jlc1978

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Never ceases to amaze me how your lot goes after him when your horse has a functional vocabulary of 200 words, most of them adjectives for "big" and "nasty"... stick to your economy/jobs/military tentpoles, the mental fortitude thing - nobody is buying that one.
Yea, he loved the military so much that the big tough guiy had to run to daddy to get him out of the draft after he graduated from Penn.

Clearly a case of "You salute the rank, not the man" for those serving...
 

ghanwani

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For whatever reason, I like the looks of the store pictured here more than the Marina Bay Sands store.

And how am I supposed to buy AppleCare+ for my 11 month old laptop if it can only be done at a store and the stores are all closed?
 
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newyorksole

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I personally don't understand people going to stores. I've delayed the dentist and doctor appointments since early March. I'm already disabled and was already mostly homebound with health conditions, so that's part of it, but even if I weren't it's weird for me to see people going on like this isn't as terrifying as it is.

For someone like me, I’ll admit that I’m not afraid of the virus anymore since I already had it and was only sick for one day. So I’m willing to be out and about. I’m still being safe/cautious and I know it can potentially be caught again, but I’m not as worried as I used to be since I beat it. I’m sure that’s how a few others think.
 
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citysnaps

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When your stock is worth over 2 trillion, you can look more sensitive than a business that is squeaking by. I’ll continue to rip Apple for terrible customer service throughout this. Fixing an iMac has been brutal and Apple will not sell parts to us common folk.

The temperature check is optics, it isn’t that accurate at predicting COVID carriers. Masks and social distancing with good cleaning practices really reduce the risk for most. Even my wife has asked that we shop at Best Buy since Apple stores are a pain to visit now.

My state is mandatory masks and it is working pretty well. Remember Tim, 1 bad quarter and the dominos start to fall.

It isn't meant to be "accurate." It's an indication of someone possibly being Covid symptomatic. I'd insist those people not enter the store, even with a mask and social distancing, which of course Apple requires.
 
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