(ANSA) – MILAN, 05 NOV – As reported by Bloomberg, from today 100 of the 270 Apple Stores in the United States will no longer require customers to wear a mask at the entrance. The change applies, among others, to stores in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey and New York while the obligation remains in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. The company reportedly informed employees yesterday, with a note explaining that the decision is based on the reduction of cases of Covid-19 infection and an increase in vaccination rates in the affected areas. Like many giants, with offices in various parts of the world, Apple has changed its approach to store customers several times. In March 2020, the company closed nearly all of its retail stores, gradually reopening them in May last year and, ultimately, in March 2021. Many of these had already loosened restrictions on the use of the face mask, bringing back the ‘obligation when Covid-19 cases have increased.
While so many customers in the United States will be able to shop without personal protective equipment, Apple Store employees will still have to wear them, according to the company due to several hours spent in the same environment and contact with hundreds of people. The company added that it “will continue to monitor local guidelines and data on Covid” during the upcoming holiday season, adapting to any changes in the various countries. (HANDLE).
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