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Apple to Drop Mask Mandate at Many U.S. Stores on Falling Cases

  • Company to end mask requirement for customers starting Friday
  • Masks were required at stores in July on spread of Covid-19
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Apple Inc. will drop its mask requirement for customers at many of its U.S. retail stores starting Friday on declining Covid-19 cases and increased vaccinations.

The change will take place beginning at more than 100 of the company’s about 270 stores across the U.S. before gradually expanding to additional stores in the coming days. The mandate will be removed at some stores in states including California, Florida, Arizona, New York, Louisiana, New Jersey and Connecticut.