Apple has taken a step again in its efforts to reopen its Apple Shops all over the world, with all six of its shops in Michigan closed as a preventative measure.
The six retailers within the state closed on Friday, confirmed by Apple as a “non permanent” measure “as a consequence of present COVID-19 situations” within the state. Store listings for the six affirm they’re closed for the foreseeable future, with no indication as to when they may reopen to the general public.
“We take this step with an abundance of warning as we carefully monitor the scenario and look ahead to having our groups and clients again as quickly as potential,” Apple stated in a statement to MLive.
Whereas the shops are instantly closed, they may nonetheless be performing any pre-arranged duties with clients over the following couple of days. The shop pages advise they’re presently nonetheless open for pickup of current on-line orders, previously-scheduled in-store Genius Help appointments, and any already-reserved one-on-one procuring periods with a specialist, till April 18.
The six shops are in Ann Arbor, Clinton Township, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Novi, and Troy.
The closures happen throughout a time when Michigan is coping with a excessive variety of COVID-19 situations within the state. Within the final week, the state was one of many worst-performing almost about new circumstances, with 77 new situations per 100,000 folks per day on common, whereas different states had 44 or fewer.
On Friday, Michigan reported 8,955 new COVID-19 circumstances, which was its second-highest single-day whole for the reason that begin of the pandemic. Presently, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declined ordering companies to close down, however some are nonetheless doing in order a precaution.
The Michigan Apple Retailer closures comply with an analogous measure in France, the place shops closed in early April because the nation entered its third lockdown.