NewsCovering Kern County

Actions

Apple to temporarily close all stores outside of Greater China

KERO-Default-Image_1280x720.png
Posted at 9:34 AM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 12:34:06-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Apple announces they will temporarily close all retail stores outside of Greater China until March 27.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a Tweet, "In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Apple will be temporarily closing all stores outside of Greater China until March 27 and committing $15M to help with worldwide recovery."

Apple said it will roll out new health screenings and temperature checks in all of its offices, according to CNN Newsource.

According to CNN Newsource, team members worldwide will work remotely if their jobs allow and the company has expanded its leave policies.

Customers can still shop on Apple's online stores.