Apple to close California stores

Apple is temporarily closing its stores in California amid rising coronavirus cases, according to a spokesperson.

The tech giant is shutting all 53 retail stores in its home state as California reaches record numbers of COVID-19 cases, an Apple spokesperson confirmed to The Hill.

“Due to current Covid-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “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.”

Apple also closed all stores in Tennessee, two stores in Mexico and Brazil, and stores in London, according to the spokesperson.