An Apple Store worker from the Third St. Promenade store situated in Santa Monica, California tried positive for COVID-19 yesterday. The representative had been on leave to think about a relative since March 2, 10 days before being analyzed.
Apple says that it counseled wellbeing specialists and did a medium-term profound cleaning of the Third St. store, which is as yet open.
“Apple’s first priority — now and always — is the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve. An employee at our Third St. Promenade store in Santa Monica informed us they had tested positive for COVID-19 late yesterday.
The employee has not been to the store since taking leave on March 2 to care for a relative.
In consultation with health experts, we’ve taken a number of steps to protect our teams and customers.
All our stores around the world have increased deep cleaning protocols and we have actively reduced customer density in all stores worldwide by cancelling at Apple sessions and creating extra space for Genius Bar appointments.
As a precaution, we also undertook an additional extensive deep clean overnight before reopening the Third St. Promenade store.
We recognize this is a challenging and ever changing time for our global community and our thoughts are with those around the world personally affected by COVID-19 and the heroic medical professionals and researchers fighting it.”
Apple recently started expanded cleaning conventions and diminished thickness at the store through the cancelation of Today at Apple meetings and scattered Genius arrangements, measures actualized at all retail locations the nation over.
Apple Stores in the United States have so far stayed open, however with the previously mentioned gauges set up. In well known stores, Apple is additionally restricting the quantity of clients who are permitted in the store at once.
At the stature of the coronavirus episode in China, Apple covered the entirety of its retail locations, however those stores have now revived.
Stores in Italy are shut at this moment, and Apple is likely intently checking the coronavirus circumstance in the U.S. to decide if store terminations are a proper subsequent stage.