Apple has recently re-opened some of its retail stores globally, including in the United States of America. As compliance with the social distancing and other health guidelines, Apple released a copy of its stores' rules such as social distancing, wearing masks, etc. that are said to be highly-followed by each of their stores worldwide.
This is how Apple retail stores should follow health guidelines during re-opening
Apple finally released a press memo regarding its stores' compliance with the world health standard in re-opening physical stores.
As said, nearly 100 Apple retail stores were already opened worldwide. Of course, the stores will no longer allow the same population they have before as they follow the social distancing rules.
The company said that they prioritize the "plenty of space" to accommodate all of their customers. But at the same time, make an effort to prevent too many people from gathering inside a closed air-conditioned store.
"When a store in your area does take this step to re-open - which you can check up on using the Find a Store search tool - you'll find the same helpful, dedicated teams that were there before we closed, but things may look and feel a little different. For one thing, you'll find yourself with plenty of space," said the press release. "In every store, we're focused on limiting occupancy and giving everybody lots of room, and renewing our focus on one‑on‑one, personalized service at the Genius Bar and throughout the store."
Masks, temperature checks, and other guidelines will also be implemented
All of the re-opened Apple stores will also highly-practice other health guidelines. Aside from social distancing, face coverings or face masks will be required to be worn inside the stores by the Apple staff and customers.
If you tend to forget to bring your face covering, the Apple store will provide your own. Regular temperature checks will also be strictly implemented before customers get to enter the stores. A posted health questions related to coughing or high fever will also be asked to customers before allowing them to get inside.
As part of their cleanliness and hygiene practice with all their devices and items, the company also said that they will apply "enhanced deep cleanings" in prioritized highly trafficked areas, all surfaces of the devices, and all displays.
Though some of the stores will be re-opened soon or already re-opened, Apple still advises their customers just to choose pick-up, delivery, or drop-off, to protect them from anything harmful they may encounter outside their homes.
"We've also taken this time to consider how we can serve our customers' needs even more effectively, whether online or in our stores. For many stores, that will mean curb‑side pick‑up and drop off. If you choose to buy online, we can ship to your home or make your new items available for convenient pick‑up at our stores," added by Apple.