Apple has announced that it would once again close more than a dozen stores across the state of Florida as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rise across the country. This news comes as the tech giant closed two stores in the state last week.
“Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas. 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 company stated.
Newly closed locations include their Boca Raton, Aventura, Brandon, Dadeland and Wellington Green locations among others. The Waterside Shops and Coconut Point were also closed last week. Stores in Arizona, North Carolina and South Carolina have all been recently closed.
The state has recorded more than 10,000 new cases this week. As of this morning, Florida ranked sixth in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among U.S. states. With the virus spreading across the state, the return of professional sports leagues such as the WNBA and NBA remain up in the air.