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Apple will reopen more than 25 stores across the U.S. and 12 stores in Canada this week, reports Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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The decision follows a published letter on Sunday from the company's senior VP of retail, Deirdre O'Brien, detailing the safety measures that Apple is taking as it gradually re-opens stores across the globe. These include temperature checks conducted at the door, limited occupancy, and a renewed emphasis on one-to-one service. As an alternative to entering some physical stores, customers can also expect to see curb-side pickup and drop off options.

Apple has already opened over 100 stores globally, with many of those stores located in China, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Australia as nationwide lockdowns ease.

Apple's store list includes the following openings for this week:

United States
May 18
  • California: Roseville, Arden Fair (Sacramento), Higuera Street (San Luis Obispo)
  • Colorado: The Promenade Shops at Briargate (Colorado Springs)
  • Florida: Altamonte Springs (Altamonte), St. Johns Town Center (Jacksonville), Florida Mall (Orlando), Millenia (Orlando)
  • Hawaii: Ala Moana (Honolulu), Kahala (Honolulu), Royal Hawaiian (Honolulu)
  • Washington: Bellevue Square (Bellevue), Alderwood (Lynnwood), University Village (Seattle), River Park Square (Spokane), Tacoma Mall (Tacoma), Southcenter (Tukwila)

May 20
  • California: Valley Plaza (Bakersfield), Fashion Fair (Fresno), Vintage Faire (Modesto), Del Monte (Monterey)
  • Oklahoma: Penn Square (Oklahoma City), Woodland Hills (Tulsa)

May 21
  • Arkansas: The Promenade at Chenal (Little Rock)
  • Florida: Brandon, University Town Center (Sarasota), International Plaza (Tampa)

Canada
May 20
  • British Columbia: Metrotown (Burnaby), Coquitlam Centre (Coquitlam), Richmond Centre (Richmond), Guildford Town Centre (Surrey), Oakridge Centre (Vancouver), Pacific Centre (Vancouver)
  • Manitoba: Polo Park (Winnipeg)
  • Nova Scotia: Halifax Shopping Centre (Halifax)

May 21
  • Alberta: Chinook Centre (Calgary), Market Mall (Calgary), Southgate Centre (Edmonton), West Edmonton (Edmonton)


Article Link: Apple Reopening 25 US Stores and 12 in Canada This Week
 
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Seanz

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Everything should reopen. If people are worried. then they can choose to stay home. People who wants to go SHOULD have the choice to go. Even if they take the risk.

But the decision isn't about your own personal risk, its about other people. Others may have to be out and about for necessities, but the majority of Americans should really just stay home until the spread slows to where the growth factor is trending below 1.0.
If you open everything back up at once you are putting everyone back to how things were when this started, except worse because you'll have a flood of people who haven't been able to buy things since the shutdown began. A multi-phased, gradual and Cautious reopening is the most sensible way to get an economy going again, safely.
 

Winni

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Everything should reopen. If people are worried. then they can choose to stay home. People who wants to go SHOULD have the choice to go. Even if they take the risk.

You really don't understand why you should stay at home and wear masks when you leave your home, do you?

The mask is not to protect you from contracting the disease. It's to protect others from YOU spreading the disease, should you have it and not know about it.

And the reason why you should stay at home is to slow down the spread and make sure that your completely insufficient and inadequate health care system does not completely collapse.

You're showing responsibility when you stay at home - because that is what keeps your community safe.

By not wearing a mask and not keeping your distance you're simply demonstrating that you are a completely irresponsible person. Full stop and end of discussion.

This isn't about your understanding of freedom (which requires a thorough update). This is about being a responsible member and keeping others safe.
 

jagooch

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Everything should reopen. If people are worried. then they can choose to stay home. People who wants to go SHOULD have the choice to go. Even if they take the risk.
It should. In phases. In past epidemics, quarantining the sick was shown to be effective. Current statistics show a few things , that 65% of new covid cases come from people who are staying at home following the rules. 18% of those were older, over 50 yrs old .

It’s also been show that you’re 18 times more likely to catch covid indoors vs outdoors.

From this , could conclude that letting healthy people return to work, but quarantining the sick, eldery, and those with immunity disorders should stay home in phase one.

The quarantine is about slowing down exposure to the disease, not preventing it from ever happening. It has to happen at some point to develop a resistance to it.

Yes, if you go outside you might get hit by a car, that doesn’t mean you never go outside. Some people use Covid the same way parents might use the boogeyman myth to get their kids to behave the way they want them too.


In addition , keeping people from going to work causes business to fail, people to go broke , depression, and other
problem. Suicide and starvation , lack of medical care, or becoming homeless can also cause deaths mental illness. And hurt society on a large scale. ie “ cure might be worse than the disease.”
 

GroningenNL

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Funny that stores in countries like Italy are going to be reopened, but those 3 stores in the Netherlands stay closed. But the Apple Premium Resellers were never closed, is Apple panicing??
 

ericwn

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Funny that stores in countries like Italy are going to be reopened, but those 3 stores in the Netherlands stay closed. But the Apple Premium Resellers were never closed, is Apple panicing??

On the other hand premium resellers and that stuff are third parties and not running the same staff and are probably nowhere close to as busy as Apple’s flagship stores are.
 

recoil80

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Funny that stores in countries like Italy are going to be reopened, but those 3 stores in the Netherlands stay closed. But the Apple Premium Resellers were never closed, is Apple panicing??

Some stores in northern Italy remain closed, the majority of COVID casualties are concentrated in a couple of regions in northern Italy so Apple is only keeping those store closed.
Premium Resellers have opened for a while even in the northern regions. so if someone needs to repair a Mac/iPhone can go there instead of having a genius bar appointment.
 
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iMi

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Everything should reopen. If people are worried. then they can choose to stay home. People who wants to go SHOULD have the choice to go. Even if they take the risk.

This is why we have 80,000 plus dead, leading the world. If everyone actually gave a **** about everyone else and stayed the **** home for two weeks, this would have all been over by now.
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You really don't understand why you should stay at home and wear masks when you leave your home, do you?

The mask is not to protect you from contracting the disease. It's to protect others from YOU spreading the disease, should you have it and not know about it.

And the reason why you should stay at home is to slow down the spread and make sure that your completely insufficient and inadequate health care system does not completely collapse.

You're showing responsibility when you stay at home - because that is what keeps your community safe.

By not wearing a mask and not keeping your distance you're simply demonstrating that you are a completely irresponsible person. Full stop and end of discussion.

This isn't about your understanding of freedom (which requires a thorough update). This is about being a responsible member and keeping others safe.

Could not agree more. Brilliantly stated.

CC: Antivaxers.
 

newyorksole

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I couldn’t imagine working at an Apple Store at this time. I bet a lot of employees don’t feel the same as they once did especially if these measures are to be taken for the foreseeable future.
 
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MarkAtl

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Interesting that Georgia is excluded despite the state starting to open up 3 weeks ago.
 

UnusedLoginID

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I’m not sure why people are asking which stores, the list is in the article. Maybe it was added as few minutes ago.
Here it is:

United States
May 18
  • California: Roseville, Arden Fair (Sacramento), Higuera Street (San Luis Obispo)
  • Colorado: The Promenade Shops at Briargate (Colorado Springs)
  • Florida: Altamonte Springs (Altamonte), St. Johns Town Center (Jacksonville), Florida Mall (Orlando), Millenia (Orlando)
  • Hawaii: Ala Moana (Honolulu), Kahala (Honolulu), Royal Hawaiian (Honolulu)
  • Washington: Bellevue Square (Bellevue), Alderwood (Lynnwood), University Village (Seattle), River Park Square (Spokane), Tacoma Mall (Tacoma), Southcenter (Tukwila)

May 20
  • California: Valley Plaza (Bakersfield), Fashion Fair (Fresno), Vintage Faire (Modesto), Del Monte (Monterey)
  • Oklahoma: Penn Square (Oklahoma City), Woodland Hills (Tulsa)

Canada
May 20
  • British Columbia: Metrotown (Burnaby), Coquitlam Centre (Coquitlam), Richmond Centre (Richmond), Guildford Town Centre (Surrey), Oakridge Centre (Vancouver), Pacific Centre (Vancouver)
  • Manitoba: Polo Park (Winnipeg)
  • Nova Scotia: Halifax Shopping Centre (Halifax)
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Everything should reopen. If people are worried. then they can choose to stay home. People who wants to go SHOULD have the choice to go. Even if they take the risk.
Assuming you do know and understand that it’s not about you but about others, what about the store employees? Not just Apple Store employees, any store you go to… Do you think they have a choice? Do you think they want you in the store?
 
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RalfTheDog

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Interesting that Georgia is excluded despite the state starting to open up 3 weeks ago.
Georgia is in bad shape. The only reason they are open, their state leadership are all a bunch of morons.

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I don't plan on going into an Apple store or any retail establishment for the next two years. Our company has been work from home only for about two months. On Friday, we have movers coming to clear out our last office building. We will never again have people working from an office. People working from home are far more productive. You don't need to worry about viruses spreading between your workers and you don't need to worry about weather issues. Driving to and from work is also a hideous waste of energy, pumping CO2 into the atmosphere.
 

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This is why we have 80,000 plus dead, leading the world. If everyone actually gave a **** about everyone else and stayed the **** home for two weeks, this would have all been over by now.
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Could not agree more. Brilliantly stated.

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Staying at home 2 weeks wouldn’t have ended the virus my guy. We also did quite a bit of quarantining but some stuff has to run.

The US is a big country with varying conditions, populations, and city dynamics. Comparing 80,000 to individual countries is also useless. You have to use deaths per million to make anything close to comparable, in which most of the US is doing fine besides one area.

The US reporting of deaths is likely far more reliable than China and many other countries known for misrepresenting data.
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Georgia is in bad shape. The only reason they are open, their state leadership are all a bunch of morons.

_________________

I don't plan on going into an Apple store or any retail establishment for the next two years. Our company has been work from home only for about two months. On Friday, we have movers coming to clear out our last office building. We will never again have people working from an office. People working from home are far more productive. You don't need to worry about viruses spreading between your workers and you don't need to worry about weather issues. Driving to and from work is also a hideous waste of energy, pumping CO2 into the atmosphere.
Georgia has 14 deaths per 100,000 putting them in the middle of the pack...certainly not in “bad shape.”
 
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RalfTheDog

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Staying at home 2 weeks wouldn’t have ended the virus my guy. We also did quite a bit of quarantining but some stuff has to run.

The US is a big country with varying conditions, populations, and city dynamics. Comparing 80,000 to individual countries is also useless. You have to use deaths per million to make anything close to comparable, in which most of the US is doing fine besides one area.

The US reporting of deaths is likely far more reliable than China and many other countries known for misrepresenting data.
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Georgia has 14 deaths per 100,000 putting them in the middle of the pack...certainly not in “bad shape.”
They have the 11th highest number of infections of any state. As states go, they are not that big.
 

ctyrider

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This is why we have 80,000 plus dead, leading the world. If everyone actually gave a **** about everyone else and stayed the **** home for two weeks, this would have all been over by now.

We have been staying home for nearly 2 months now. The large part of why we have 80K+ dead is because we have a generally unhealthy population with large percentage of people suffering from obesity, diabetes, etc. COVID has a field day on an already unhealthy person.

It has very little to do with us staying home less than people from other countries.
 
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