NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Apple plans to reopen 100 stores — including 5 in North Texas — this week as states begin to lift restrictions on businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.
This is not a sweeping reopening, most customers will not be allowed inside stores and when they are they’ll do so wearing face masks and practicing social distancing.READ MORE: COVID-19 Delta Variant 'Accelerating' In North Texas And Across The Nation
In a statement the company said, “For customer safety and convenience, most stores will offer curbside or storefront service only, where we provide online order pick-up and Genius Bar appointments. In every store, we’re focused on limiting occupancy and giving everybody lots of room.” The Genius Bar is where customers get free technical support.READ MORE: Frisco's Grand Park No Longer An 'Urban Legend' As City Can Finally Finish Exide Cleanup
Any location allowing customers inside will also be performing temperature checks.
The technology giant has 271 stores across the U.S., all of which were shuttered in March. Of those, only stores in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, St. Louis and San Francisco will accept in-store customers.MORE NEWS: Amber Alert Issued For Dallas Brothers 2 And 4 Years Old; With Father Who Is A Homicide Suspect
The following North Texas locations are reopening –
- Knox Street (Dallas)
- NorthPark Center (Dallas)
- Galleria Dallas (Dallas)
- Southlake Town Square (Southlake)
- University Park Village (Fort Worth)