Fox News’ Susan Li says Apple stores at Tampa International Plaza and the Westfield Mall in Brandon are closing tomorrow.
In a Twitter post, Li said 14 Florida Mac stores are closing doors and added that the shutdowns are in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
A marketing rep for the International Plaza had no comment on its Apple store, but a concierge at Brandon’s Westfield mall confirmed that its location would be closed tomorrow with no reopening date set. Both Tampa Bay Apple locations were providing face masks, doing touchless temperature checks and limiting occupancy.
International Plaza and Westfield Brandon both reopened in May, but Apple started shutting some stores down last week.
In a mid-May statement, Apple's retail store chief Deirdre O'Brien said, “a store opening in no way means that we won't take the preventative step of closing it again should local conditions warrant.”
MORE #APPLE STORE CLOSINGS!— Susan Li (@SusanLiTV) June 25, 2020
14 in #Florida tomorrow owing to SPIKE in #COVID19 cases
Brickell City Centre
The Gardens Mall
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