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Apple To Reopen 25 U.S. Stores, 12 in Canada This Week

  • Company has 100 stores back in operation after virus closures
  • Plans temperature checks and face coverings at every location
Customers line up outside an Applestore in Perth, Australia, on May 9.
Customers line up outside an Applestore in Perth, Australia, on May 9.Photographer: David Dare Parker/Bloomberg
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Apple Inc. said it’s reopening more than 25 stores across the U.S. and 12 stores in Canada this week, adding to nearly 100 global locations that have reopened to customers after the novel coronavirus outbreak forced them to close. Some stores will offer only curbside or storefront service, the company added in an emailed statement.

In a letter to customers by Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president for retail and people, the company said it’s “focused on limiting occupancy and giving everybody lots of room,” with a renewed emphasis on one-to-one service throughout each store. There’ll be temperature checks conducted at the door and face coverings will be required for all employees and provided to any shoppers without one.