Just days after opening a handful of Bay Area stores and sales in the retail area, Apple said on Monday that it was closing almost all its stores across the region and country for the day in connection with riots and fears following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.
Apple said that 11 Bay Area stores would remain closed Monday in the wake of widespread looting that swept across several regional cities over the weekend. Among the locations affected by violence, San Jose, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Danville, Pleasant Hill and San Leandro have all imposed curfews in an effort to curb violence on their streets.
“Given the health and safety of our teams, we have made the decision to keep a number of our stores in the US closed today,”
Apple said the following Bay Area stores will be closed on Monday, but are currently scheduled to reopen at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
- 4th street in Berkeley
- Bay Street in Emeryville
- Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek
- Chestnut Street and Union Square stores in San Francisco
- Corte Madera
- Los Gatos
- Palo Alto and Stanford Shopping Center stores in Palo Alto
- Hillsdale in San Mateo
Apple’s stores in Apple Park’s Visitor Center and the Cupertino Infinite Loop location remain open. The company said that all employees in the stores it closed on Monday would continue to receive their regular pay for the day.
Apple had only opened a few Bay Area stores last week for stores or service in sales, sales and Genius support appointments after being closed for two months due to regional protection site regulations aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus. None of Apple’s stores have reopened for in-store shopping.