Apple appears to expect a prolonged pause in shopping in its physical retail stores due to the public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this week, the iPhone maker announced in a press release that it would close retail stores outside of China by March 27. A note on his website now says that the closure is unlimited. Apple writes that brick-and-mortar stores are "closed until further notice" – at least this signals to customers that they can expect the retail store to continue to disrupt as usual.
If you want to buy Apple products, you should shop on the website. Service and support are also offered online or by phone.
We asked Apple to confirm a policy change.
In its letter of March 13, the company wrote that it was required to pay all of its hourly workers as if the shops remained open, and also said that it would expand its vacation policy to include “that created by COVID to take personal or family health conditions into account. 19. ”
Late yesterday, six districts of the Bay Area issued a "shelter in place" to limit the potential spread of the novel corona virus. Additional measures seem likely in the coming days.
Several countries in the European Union have already ordered the closing of non-essential businesses. They instruct residents to stay at home unless they have to go to get essential supplies, or have to work and cannot work from home.