Apple to close all California stores amid surging coronavirus cases

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 20:42:01-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Apple says it will temporarily close all of its California storefronts, as the number of coronavirus cases surge in the state, according to multiple media reports.

The company's Golden State locations, including stores in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Escondido, and two in San Diego, were all listed online as "temporarily closed" on Saturday.

Apple says each store will be open for pickup of existing online orders, previously scheduled in-store Genius Support appointments, and previously reserved one-on-one shopping appointments made through Tuesday, Dec. 22.

No date was listed online for when the stores would fully reopen.

The closures come as California continues to see a surge in COVID-19 cases. Both the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley regions hit 0% ICU bed capacity and the state reported more than 43,600 new virus cases on Saturday.