Apple is closing stores again due to COVID-19.
Local stores in Dallas at NorthPark Center, Galleria Dallas, Fort Worthâ€™s University Park Village and Southlake Town Square area already closed.
Appleâ€™s website says â€œweâ€™re temporarily closed,â€� and directs customers to shop online for â€œno-contact delivery.â€�
Local Apple stores were the first to close in the state.
Apple stores in Austin, San Antonio and Houston say they are â€œtemporarily closing soon,â€� but honoring visits to the Genius Bar through Monday, Jan. 18. according to Appleâ€™s website.
â€œDue to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in Texas,â€� Apple said in an email. â€œWe 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.â€�
Stores have also closed temporarily in other states, according to Appleâ€™s website. The company will shut all five locations in North Carolina and five stores in Georgia, Bloomberg reported.
Dallas County reported 1,993 new coronavirus cases Thursday, as well as 17 additional deaths from COVID-19. Stores and malls are operating at a 50% capacity limit.
Walmart has been closing local stores in Garland, Rockwall and Royse City for deep cleaning.
Starbucks has reduced hours at stores in North Dallas and Addison.