Apple Stores To Begin Phasing Out Mask Requirement

The Verge reports:

Apple is reportedly planning to begin ending mask requirements for customers at some of its US retail stores as early as Friday. The company told employees about the change in an internal memo on Thursday, Bloomberg reported, saying the decision was based on a decline in coronavirus cases and a rise in vaccination rates.

The latest memo states that the updated mask policy will apply to retail customers at more than 100 of Apple’s 270 US stores and will be the same for vaccinated and unvaccinated customers. Mask requirements for Apple retail employees will remain in place, however, and will continue for customers in areas where local governments still require indoor masking.

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