Apple And Nike Announce They’re Closing US Stores In Wake Of Coronavirus Outbreak

At the moment many retailers are reducing hours, Apple and Nike chose to to shutdown their US stores for the rest of the month due whats going on with the coronavirus outbreak.

We knew this was coming, it’s just interesting that these two major brands are the first to do it. Nike’s closures, which were announced Saturday, extend to Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand starting Monday and are scheduled to end March 27th, according to ABC News.

Apple is taking lessons from how it handled the outbreak in China and will also be shutting down its U.S. stores until March 27th. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.

“One of those lessons is that the most effective way to minimize risk of the virus’ transmission is to reduce density and maximize social distance,” Cook said in a statement.

You can still shop online for their products during the two-week closures.

Walmart said starting Sunday, all of its stores would operate with reduced hours, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., until further notice.

“This will help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing,” Dacona Smith, Walmart’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, said in a statement.

“This will help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing,” Dacona Smith, Walmart’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, said in a statement.

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