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Spikes in cases of the coronavirus has led Apple to temporarily close 32 stores in five states.
Days after closing 11 stores in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, Apple confirmed to USA TODAY that it has also closed seven Houston area stores. An additional 14 stores in Florida will be closed starting Friday.
“Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas," Apple said in a statement. "We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible."
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In May, when Apple started reopening stores that were closed since March, the company warned "a store opening in no way means that we won't take the preventative step of closing it again should local conditions warrant."
Apple was one of the first retailers to close all of its U.S. stores in mid-March and is requiring shoppers to wear face coverings. it's also doing temperature checks and limiting capacity.
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On Friday, Daniel Ives, an analyst with Wedbush Securities, applauded the temporary closures in a note to investors: "Apple needs to put the health of its employees and consumers ahead of selling iPhones in the stores."
“Apple re-closing stores after re-opening many of these stores over the past month is a worrisome trend that speaks to the volatility and fluidity of this COVID environment,” Ives wrote.
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Apple says consumers can go to www.apple.com/retail for "help with an Apple product, more ways to shop, or additional information on our stores."
Arizona Apple store closings
- Chandler Fashion Center: 3111 W Chandler Blvd., Chandler
- Scottsdale Fashion Square: 7014 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
- Arrowhead: 7700 West Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale
- SanTan Village: 2218 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert
- Scottsdale Quarter: 15169 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
- La Encantada: 2905 East Skyline Drive, Tucson
Florida Apple store closings
- Waterside Shops: 5555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples
- Coconut Point: 23151 Fashion Drive, Estero
- The Galleria: 2388 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
- The Falls: 8888 SW 136th St., Miami
- Aventura Mall: 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura
- Lincoln Road: 1021 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
- Dadeland Mall: 7535 Dadeland Mall, Miami
- Brickell City Centre: 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami
- The Gardens Mall: 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
- Town Center at Boca Raton: 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton
- Wellington Green Mall: 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington
- The Mall at Millenia: 4200 Conroy Road, Orlando
- Florida Mall: 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando
- Altamonte Mall: 451 E Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs
- International Mall: 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa
- Westfield Brandon: 459 Brandon Town Center Drive, Brandon
North Carolina Apple store closings
- Southpark: 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte
- Northlake Mall: 6801 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte
South Carolina Apple store closure
- Haywood Mall: 700 Haywood Road, Greenville
Texas Apple store closings
- Highland Village: 4012 Westheimer Road, Houston
- First Colony Mall: 16535 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land
- Houston Galleria: 5085 Westheimer Road, Houston
- Memorial City: 303 Memorial City, Houston
- Willowbrook Mall: 2000 Willowbrook Drive, Houston
- Baybrook Mall: 500 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood
- The Woodlands Mall: 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands
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