With a resurgence in cases of COVID-19, Apple stores in Louisiana
will once again shut their doors in an effort to mitigate further spread.
According to macrumors.com, up to 77 stores across the country have
closed again since reopening.
As the state undergoes a significant spike in positive coronavirus
test results, the decision to shut down was based on a variety of factors,
including local COVID caseload.
Though the retailers had been exercising
preventative measures, both the Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie and the
Baton Rouge locations, the state's only two Apple stores, will shutter, with no
planned reopening date. For customers with existing orders and repairs, stores
will allow pick-ups through Friday, July 3.
Apple's retail store chief Deirdre O'Brien said
in a statement, "These are not decisions we rush into, and a store opening in
no way means that we won't take the preventative step of closing it again,
should local conditions warrant."