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Apple will re-close another 14 stores in Florida as COVID-19 cases surge

Apple already re-closed some of its Florida Apple Stores last week, along with closings in Arizona, Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Apple is shutting down an additional 14 retail locations in Florida as the coronavirus continues to spread, the company confirmed to CNET. Here's the list:

  • The Galleria.
  • The Falls.
  • Aventura.
  • Lincoln Road.
  • Dadeland.
  • Brickell City Centre.
  • Wellington Green.
  • Boca Raton.
  • The Gardens Mall.
  • Millenia.
  • Florida Mall.
  • Altamonte.
  • International Plaza.
  • Brandon.

"Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas," said an Apple spokesperson. "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.

The move comes as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the south, with the total number of cases in Florida sitting at 114,018 as of June 25. That's an increase of more than 5,000 cases from the day before.

Last week, Apple closed other Apple Store locations, in Arizona, North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as other stores in Florida. On Wednesday, the company closed seven Apple Stores in the Houston area. Last month, Apple closed stores across the US during the widespread protests that followed the killing of George Floyd.