Apple (AAPL) will reportedly reclose another 30 stores as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in some regions of the country.

The tech retailer previously closed all of its retail stores in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since reopening locations in some states, Apple has decided to reclose a total of 77 stores in states where cases of the virus are continuing on an upward trajectory, CNBC reported.

Apple, which has a total of 271 stores throughout the U.S., was one of the first retailers to close locations globally, switching to curbside pickup. The company reopened stores in May with additional safety measures in place.

Stores in Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana Nevada, and Oklahoma will reportedly close on Wednesday while stores in Florida, Mississippi, Texas, and Utah will close on Thursday.

In a statement, an Apple spokesperson told the news outlet, “Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas. We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible.”

The retail industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic as stores were forced to close for months due to stay-at-home orders throughout the U.S. As more retailers are allowed to reopen their doors, they are faced with new safety standards and social distancing measures to keep their employees and customers safe.

Apple is one of the first retailers to reclose its doors amid the coronavirus pandemic despite implementing face masks and temperature checks for customers and employees. The move by Apple showcases the challenges that retailers are faced with during the pandemic and may be a sign of a trend to come for other retailers.

Shares of Apple dropped 0.19% on Wednesday to close at $364.11.

The 30 Apple stores that will be reclosing this week:

Wednesday Store Closings


  • St. Johns Town Center
  • University Town Center


  • Renaissance at Colony Park


  • Barton Creek
  • Domain Northside
  • La Cantera
  • North Star
  • Knox Street
  • Northpark Center
  • Galleria Dallas
  • Ciello Vista Mall
  • Southlake Town Square
  • University Park Village


  • Station Park
  • City Creek Center
  • Fashion Place

Thursday Store Closings


  • The Summit


  • Glendale Galleria
  • Northridge
  • Pasadena
  • The Grove
  • Third St. Promenade
  • Century City
  • Manhattan Village
  • Beverly Center
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Topanga
  • Los Cerritos
  • The Americana at Brand
  • Valencia Town Center
  • Victoria Gardens
  • The Oaks


  • Cumberland Mall
  • Perimeter
  • Lenox Square
  • Avalon
  • Mall of Georgia


  • Boise Towne Square


  • Baton Rouge
  • Lakeside Shopping Center


  • Fashion Show
  • The Forum Shops
  • Town Square
  • Summerlin


  • Penn Square
  • Woodland Hills

An Apple store logo is pictured. AFP/Josh Edelson