Apple reopens Austin stores with extra COVID-19 precautions

They are back! After an interruption caused by the coronavirus, Apple stores in Austin and throughout Texas reopened on Wednesday May 27th.

“We are committed to reopening our stores in a very thoughtful way, with the health and safety of our customers and teams being our top priority. We look forward to seeing our customers again soon,” said a statement from Apple.

The two Austin area Apple stores at Barton Creek Square and Domain Northside now offer in-store sales and service.

Here are the other Texas stores that have reopened for in-store sales and service:

San Antonio

  • North Star Mall

  • Shops in La Cantera

Houston

  • Baybrook Mall, Friendswood

  • First Colony Mall, Sugar Land

  • Highland Village, Houston

  • Houston Galleria

  • Memorial City Mall, Houston

  • The Woodlands Mall

  • Willowbrook Mall, Houston

All Apple Stores in Dallas-Fort Worth are open for roadside sales and service:

  • Knox Street, Dallas

  • NorthPark Center, Dallas

  • Galleria Dallas

  • Southlake Town Square

  • University Park Village, Fort Worth

“For customer safety and convenience, most stores only offer roadside or in-store service where we offer online pick-up of orders and appointments in the Genius Bar,” says Apple.

The Texas stores are among 100 or so stores that will reopen in the US this week

In a blog post on May 17, Deirdre O’Brien, director of retail at Apple, explained the steps taken to improve health and safety in the company’s stores. These include requiring face covers for employees and customers, performing temperature checks, limiting the number of people allowed in a store, and thoroughly cleaning surfaces and products.

“We are committed to not reopening until we are certain we can safely serve customers from our stores again,” wrote O’Brien. “We examine all available data – including local cases, short and long-term trends, and guidance from national and local health authorities. These are not decisions we should rush into – and a store opening in no way means we will not take the preventative step of closing it again when local conditions warrant. “

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