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Apple to reopen handful of stores in U.S. beginning Monday

Customers stand in line outside Apple's flagship store in Beijing, China, before it opens on April 2. A few locations in the United States will reopen this week. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
Customers stand in line outside Apple's flagship store in Beijing, China, before it opens on April 2. A few locations in the United States will reopen this week. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo

May 11 (UPI) -- Apple is reopening a small group of stores in several states this week, beginning Monday.

The company said locations in Alabama, Alaska, Idaho and South Carolina are part of Apple's initial openings, but most of the 271 U.S. locations will remain closed.

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Apple said it will monitor health data and "government guidance" for the reopenings, which begin with a store in Boise, Idaho, on Monday.

The stores, however, will only operate at limited capacity and maintain distancing measures.

Walk-in business will be allowed at the stores and customers can pick up items they buy online. Genius Bar appointments will also be available.

Apple has already reopened some stores in Australia, Germany and South Korea.

"[Apple is] going to look at the data and make a decision city by city, county by county, depending on the circumstances in that particular place," Apple CEO Tim Cook said last month.

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