Apple has reportedly closed an Apple Store in Texas due to a COVID-19 outbreak

apple has reportedly closed an apple store in texas due to a covid-19 outbreak

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Apple closed one of its Southlake, Texas retail stores Wednesday after many staff members contracted COVID-19, according to NBC NewsZoe Schiffer. A manager told employees Wednesday that 22 staffers “have shared that they’re positive for COVID-19,” NBC News reported, and four of the store’s 151 employees reported positive cases right after Black Friday. The store will be closed through Sunday.

NBC News’ report highlights a few worrying trends about the Southlake location. One employee said they had previously raised concerns about being unable to keep social distancing. He and another employee said the store was packed “shoulder to shoulder” on Black Friday. And a manager at the Southlake store apparently had asked employees to come…

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