Hot on the heels of the CDC’s recently-revised guidelines, many companies are clamoring to respond individually.
Under the sweeping new directives, the most talked-about is the following:
- Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
As high-traffic, public zones, major retail establishments swiftly began to clarify their own policies. According to WUSA9, the list of stores below have already made stances for the time being, until further research can be pursued by them:
Masks No Longer Required at:
- Trader Joe’s
Mask Still Required at:
- Kroger / Harris-Teeter
- Home Depot
- Stores owned by Simon Property Group
And now, we can add Apple retail stores to the latter list of mask-required venues.
According to a statement obtained by Bloomberg, Apple has informed its stores in the United States that continued COVID-19-related measures that have already been in place by the company will still stand for the time being.
These measures include not only mask-wearing requirements for customers and employees alike, but also, at more stringent locations, admission by appointment only.
As mentioned above, Apple will continue to monitor and research the status of these guidelines in the coming days / weeks (exact timeframe is unknown) along with other retailers. Their primary focus is employee and customer safety.
Stay tuned to Appleosophy for further updates regarding the anticipated and impending revisions to Apple’s safety measures.