Apple has told staff that some of its retail stores may reopen in April on a staggered basis and has extended remote work abilities for many employees through at least April 5, according to Bloomberg.
The details were disclosed in a memo from Senior Vice President of People and Retail Deirdre O’Brien that was obtained by Bloomberg.
“For all of our retail stores outside of Greater China, we will reopen our stores on a staggered basis. At this time, we anticipate some stores may be able to open in the first half of April depending on the conditions in their community,” she wrote. “We will provide updates for each store as soon as specific dates are established.”
Apple closed 458 of its retail stores outside of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan earlier this month due to the coronavirus outbreak. It previously closed its 42 China stores, but those have since all reopened.