Apple Closes New York City Stores Amid Omicron Surge

No browsing for now AppleAmidst boom in New York City stores covid-19 cases. Some a dozen locations in the city, including Fifth Avenue, Soho, Grand Central and the World Trade Center, will be temporarily closed to shoppers amid a surge in cases.

“We regularly monitor conditions and we will adjust both our health measures and store services for the well-being of customers and employees,” the company said in a statement. “We are committed to a comprehensive approach to our teams that combines routine testing with daily health checks, employee and customer masking, deep cleaning and paid sick leave.”

Online orders will still be available for pickup.

Recently, cases of Kovid have reached a record high in New York City. On Monday, the city implemented the largest COVID workplace vaccine mandate in the country.

Two weeks ago, Apple established a mask mandate inside its US retail stores, as Covid-19 cases increased and increased omicron Type. Apple also recently closed additional retail stores outside of New York, including its downtown Los Angeles Tower Theater store.

It is not known how long this shutdown will last.