“Due to current Covid-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas,” an Apple spokesman shared Friday in a statement. “We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible.”
After first closing stores in March, Apple began reopening the majority of its US locations in May. However, the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating once again, with cases spiking in several states. In response, the closures will impact 11 stores in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
In the wake of the news, Apple shares have dwindled. Apple hasn't provided a timeline for reopening.