We recently reported that Apple reopened its retail stores in China as coronavirus concerns wanes in the region, but unfortunately, the ripple effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is devastating other parts of the world, including the United States.
The company also noted that they would match employee donations two-to-one. I want to recognize Apple's family in Greater China.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook, pictured on a visit to Beijing, said the company's Chinese stores reopened after coronavirus infections fell.
According to the report, Apple has informed its employees in some of the Apple stores not to encourage customers to try-on Apple watches or AirPods, unless the customer exclusively requests the employees. We are taking additional steps in other Nike-managed facilities, including the option to work from home, staggered work schedules, social distancing and additional safety and cleaning steps to help protect and support our teammates, company added.
After the store closed, Apple has released a FAQ that answers key questions customers may have about repairs and returns. That said, it is unclear if this policy applies to just a limited number or all of Apple's retail stores, so it would be best to contact Apple Support before stopping by your local store to see if it is still open. "We are all so grateful to you", Cook wrote in his post.
Employee Programs: Outside of China, all Apple offices are moving to flexible work arrangements, with many employees working remotely. In these locations, Apple rolled out health screenings and temperature checks.
There is no mistaking the challenge of this moment. The company expects this as an opportunity to bring together developers around the world in an innovative way.
China, where the virus emerged late a year ago, still accounts for more than 60 percent of global infections but reported just eight new cases Friday and seven deaths.