According to a memo obtained by Bloomberg, Apple Stores will stagger openings, focusing first on areas that are not profoundly affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
The memo reportedly was sent to Apple employees by Apple retail chief Deidre O’Brien. In it, Apple told its employees that it plans to start reopening its retail stores in the first half of April.
According to the memo, employees are advised to continue working from home until April 5th. At that point, the company will begin to reopen select stores and will reevaluate its work from home policy every week.
We will provide updates for each store as soon as specific dates are established.Leaked Apple memo
The company closed all its retail stores outside of China on Friday, March 14th.
Initially, Apple planned to reopen on March 27th, but that date was shelved as the coronavirus epidemic spread to the US and continued to explode in countries like Italy and Spain.
Apple stores remain open in China, but the company’s website says its other stores will remain closed until further notice.