Apple is reopening dozens of stores in the US — here’s a list of the locations that have opened so far

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  • Apple has begun reopening some retail stores in the US in certain states like Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, California, South Carolina, and Idaho, among others.
  • The move comes after Apple reopened stores in other parts of the world like South Korea and Australia, where cases of coronavirus have fallen.
  • Some states have already allowed businesses to reopen even as the coronavirus continues to spread.
  • Apple says the initial focus will remain on customer service through the Genius Bar, and is encouraging customers to shop virtually when possible. The company will also enforce precautions like temperature checks, face masks, and social distancing at its stores.
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Apple has begun reopening some retail stores in the United States, marking the first time the tech giant has opened US stores since closing all locations outside of China indefinitely in March.

The company began with 5 stores in Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, and South Carolina, and more recently expanded to select stores in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Florida, Oklahoma, and Washington State. Apple is encouraging customers to purchase items online when possible, and said that the focus of its open stores will be on providing customer service and support through the Genius Bar.

Apple also said each store will implement safety procedures that involve social distancing, conduct temperature checks, and require customers to wear face coverings before entering.

“Our commitment is to only move forward with a reopening once we’re confident we can safely return to serving customers from our stores,” Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s head of retail and people,said in a letter posted to the company’s website on May 17.

When making the decision to reopen a store, Apple examines data such as local cases, near and long-term trends, and guidance from national health officials, O’Brien wrote.


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The move comes after Apple began reopening stores in South Korea,Australia, and Austria following its unprecedented decision to temporarily close all stores outside of China in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19. New cases in those countries have decreased dramatically, in part because of early response and widespread testing, and retail and public life has started to reopen.

About 90,000 people have died in the US from the coronavirus, though outbreak rates vary and new reported cases have started to decline in several states, including Colorado and Washington, according to an analysis by The New York Times. That said, much of the country still struggles with limited testing capacity.

Coronavirus-prevention measures in the US have also had a dramatic effect on the economy, with unemployment surging to 14.7% as the country lost a record 20.5 million jobs. In response, a number of states have eased lockdown measures and begun reopening certain parts of the economy. Such states include Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kansas, and Missouri, among others.

Apple has not yet said when it will reopen stores in other parts of the country. Apple’s stores in Georgia, which was among the first states to reopen and where the tech giant has six retail locations, remain temporarily closed.

The company’s stores and the staff that run them are the company’s face to the general public, from informing customers about new and existing products to facilitating customer support. Apple has been asking some staff to work remotely from home in support roles as stores have remained closed.

Apple has also launched several new products during the several weeks that most of its global stores remained closed, including the iPhone SE and new iPad Pro.

Here’s a running list of the Apple retail stores in the US that have opened so far, according to Apple’s website.


Birmingham, Alabama

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The Apple Store at The Summit in Birmingham will reopen on May 13 with special operating hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day except for Sunday. On that day, the store will be open from noon to 6 p.m.

Alabama lifted its stay-at-home orders on April 30, and is allowing retail stores to operate at a maximum capacity of 50%.


Huntsville, Alabama

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Apple’s store on Bridge Street in Huntsville also opens on May 13 under the same operating hours as the The Summit location in Birmingham.


Anchorage, Alaska

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The Apple Store at the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall will reopen on May 15 with operating hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except for Sunday, when the store opens at 12 p.m.

Some nonessential businesses and restaurants have been allowed to reopen in Alaska with restrictions. As part of Alaska’s second reopening phase, retail stores are allowed to operate at 50% capacity with patrons wearing face coverings.


Bakersfield, California

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The Apple Valley Plaza location in Bakersfield, California opens on May 20 with operating hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Sundays, the store will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Californians are currently under orders to stay home except for permitted work, local shopping, and other errands that are allowed under the current guidelines. Essential businesses and other services that don’t require close personal contact are allowed to open. Retailers can open for delivery and curbside pickup.


Fresno, California

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The Apple Fashion Fair location in Fresno, California will be open beginning May 20 with hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.


Modesto, California

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The Apple Vintage Faire location in Modesto, California will be open starting May 20 with hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Sundays, the store will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Monterey, California

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Apple Del Monte in Monterey, California will be reopening on May 20 with hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store will open one hour later at 12 p.m. on Sundays.


Roseville, California

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Apple Roseville is open as of May 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Sundays, hours change to 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Sacramento, California

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Apple Arden Fair in Sacramento, California is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as of May 18. On Sundays, the store is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


San Luis Obispo, California

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The Apple Higuera Street location is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as of May 18 ans 12 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.


Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Apple The Promenade Shops at Briargate in Colorado Springs, Colorado is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as of May 18. On Sundays, the store is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Colorado is implementing a “safer-at-home” policy which enables non-essential businesses to operate with restrictions. Colorado residents are still being encouraged to stay at home.


Altamonte Springs, Florida

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Apple Altamonte is open as of May 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Sundays when the store operates from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Florida began lifting some stay-at-home orders on May 4, allowing restaurants and retail stores to open with 25% indoor capacity, according to the Tampa Bay Times.


Jacksonville, Florida

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The Apple St. Johns Town Centre location in Jacksonville, Florida is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as of May 18, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.


Orlando, Florida

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The Apple Florida Mall location is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as of May 18 and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.


Orlando, Florida

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Also in Orlando, the Apple Millenia location is open as of May 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Sundays, the store will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Honolulu, Hawaii

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The Apple Ala Moana location in Honolulu, Hawaii is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as of May 18. Sunday hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Oahu, where Honolulu is located, began its first phase of reopening retail stores on May 15, KITV 4 reported.


Honolulu, Hawaii

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The Apple Kahala location, also in Honolulu, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as of May 18, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.


Honolulu, Hawaii

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The Apple Royal Hawaiian is open as of May 18 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for Sundays when operating hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Boise, Idaho

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Apple’s store in the Boise Towne Square in Idaho has been open since May 12, with operating hours running from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

As of May 1, Idaho entered its first phase of reopening, which allows some businesses and places of worship to reopen while gyms, restaurants, bars, and night clubs remain closed.


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Apple Penn Square is open as of May 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Sundays, the store will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Oklahoma began a three-phase plan on April 24, and allowed personal care businesses and entertainment businesses like movie theatres to reopen under social distancing guidelines.


Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Apple Woodland Hills is open as of May 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.


Charleston, South Carolina

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Apple’s King Street location in Charleston will open on May 13 with operating hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sundays, the store will open one hour later at 11 a.m.

Apple’s other location in South Carolina, at the Haywood Mall in Greenville, remains temporarily closed.

South Carolina was among the last states to issue stay-at-home orders on April 7. Governor McMaster said on April 20 that some nonessential businesses would be able to reopen if they honour social distancing guidelines.

We’ll update this story accordingly as more US locations re-open.


Bellevue, Washington

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Apple Bellevue Square is open starting May 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, including Sunday.

Washington is currently under the “Stay at Home, Stay Healthy” order that’s effective through May 31, which asks those in Washington to stay home unless they’re pursuing an essential activity such as going grocery shopping, going to a medical appointment, or picking up takeout food.


Lynwood, Washington

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Apple Alderwood in Lynwood, Washington is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as of May 18. On Sundays, operating hours are from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Seattle, Washington

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Apple University Village is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day as of May 18.


Spokane, Washington

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The Apple River Park Square location in Spokane, Washington is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day including Sundays starting May 18.


Tacoma, Washington

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Apple Tacoma Mall is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day starting May 18.


Tukwila, Washington

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Apple Southcenter in Tukwila is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting May 18 and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

We’ll update this story accordingly as more US locations re-open.


Do you work at an Apple Store that has recently reopened or is planning to reopen? If so, we want to hear from you. Contact this reporter at [email protected] or through encrypted mail at [email protected], or send a direct message on Twitter to @LisaEadicicco.