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Apple Tells Staff U.S. Stores to Remain Closed Until Early May

  • Apple’s top retail, human resources exec sends memo to workers
  • Work from home to also remain in place in U.S. on Covid-19
A closed Apple store at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California, March 14.

A closed Apple store at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California, March 14.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. on Thursday told employees that its retail stores in the U.S. will remain closed and work-from-home procedures will stay in place until early May due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a memo to employees, Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and People Deirdre O’Brien told staff that the company anticipates that “flexible work arrangements will remain in place for all offices, and all retail stores will remain closed, until early May.”