Apple has announced they are closing all of their 460 stores outside of Greater China.

In a statement, they said “In all of our offices, we are moving to flexible work arrangements worldwide outside of Greater China. That means team members should work remotely if their job allows, and those whose work requires them to be on site should follow guidance to maximize interpersonal space. Extensive, deep cleaning will continue at all sites. In all our offices, we are rolling out new health screenings and temperature checks.

The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us. We will be closing all of our retail stores outside of Greater China until March 27. Our online stores are open … All of our hourly workers will continue to receive pay in alignment with business as usual operations. We have expanded our leave policies to accommodate personal or family health circumstances created by Covid-19.”

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