After the closure of stores in four states, this was undoubtedly something inevitable: making report Earlier today, Apple confirmed that it would close another 14 stores in Florida, joining two that were closed last week.
The company sent a statement to TechCrunch, which is essentially identical to the statement we made last week: “Due to the current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas. “We take this step with great care, closely monitoring the situation and expect the speedy return of our teams and customers.”
Movement occurs when cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in the southern states. On Wednesday, government officials reported 5,000 new infections for the second day in a row. In total, more than 114,000 cases of COVID-19 and 3,000 deaths have been reported in Florida, ranking sixth among all states in the number of infections.
As noted last week, Apple previously confirmed the possibility of closing locations as soon as it began to open individual locations in May. A complete list of Florida’s recently closed stores includes:
- Lincoln road
- Brickell City Center
- Wellington green
- Boca raton
- The gardens mall
- Florida Mall
- International Plaza
Waterside Shops and Coconut Point were closed last week. Seats in Arizona, North and South Carolina were also closed after reopening.