Omicron variant, Apple closes all stores in New York

The Omicron variant and the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases have convinced Apple to close all Apple Stores in New York, which will only remain active for the withdrawal of products purchased online.

Variant Omicron, Apple Store New York

After closing other stores in the United States and Canada, the company yesterday made the difficult decision to close all Apple Stores in New York during one of the biggest sales periods of the year.

The stores will remain open only for the collection of orders placed online, but customers will not be able to visit individual stores in the city. More specifically, Apple has closed the following Apple Stores:

  • New York, Upper West Side
  • New York, Upper East Side
  • New York, SoHo
  • New York, Fifth Avenue
  • New York, World Trade Center
  • New York, West 14th Street
  • New York, Grand Central
  • Brooklyn, Williamsburg
  • Brooklyn, Downtown Brooklyn
  • Bronx, The Mall at Bay Plaza
  • Staten Island, Staten Island
  • Elmhurst, Queens Center
  • Garden City, Roosevelt Field
  • Huntington Station, Walt Whitman
  • Lake Grove, Smith Haven
  • Manhasset, Manhasset

Apple last week closed seven more stores in cities like Atlanta, Houston and New Hampshire due to the spread of COVID-19 cases among employees. Earlier this month, other Apple stores were closed in Miami, Maryland and Ottawa due to the pandemic. The company typically closes a store when 10% of staff test positive for COVID-19 or when positive cases in the area are very high.

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