From Mark Gurman’s “Apple May Start Reopening Stores in First Half of April” posted Tuesday afternoon:
The details were disclosed in a memo from Senior Vice President of People and Retail Deirdre O’Brien that was obtained by Bloomberg News.
“For all of our retail stores outside of Greater China, we will reopen our stores on a staggered basis. At this time, we anticipate some stores may be able to open in the first half of April depending on the conditions in their community,” O’Brien wrote. “We will provide updates for each store as soon as specific dates are established.”
“In all our offices outside of Greater China, we are extending flexible work arrangements for all team members — outside of those whose work requires them to be onsite — through at least April 5, which will then be reevaluated weekly depending on your location,” O’Brien told staff in the memo sent this week.
O’Brien said Apple is “putting the health of our teams, customers, and communities first.”
My take: The president, who said today that he “would love to have the country opened up, and just raring to go, by Easter,” will love this. “I think it’s possible, why not?” he said.
Headline from the Onion (with apologies to anyone it offends):
Trump Urges Loosening CDC Restrictions To Let Coronavirus Get to Work