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Apple Pessimistic on Full 2020 Return to U.S. Offices, Pushes Retail to Work Remote

  • Company shipping Covid-19 test kits to retail, corporate staff
  • Full return to U.S. offices won’t happen before end of 2020
An Apple store at the Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, New York, July 10.
An Apple store at the Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, New York, July 10.Photographer: Maranie Staab/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is readjusting operations as Covid-19 cases continue to spike in the U.S. and some other parts of the world.

The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is pushing retail staff to work remotely as the virus forces the company to shut some of its stores again, according to a video message sent to employees. It is also shipping Covid-19 test kits to employees’ homes, and told staff in a memo that a full return to U.S. offices won’t occur before the end of the year.