RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Apple’s retail stores in Raleigh and Durham have reopened, but services are limited.

At websites for the stores at Crabtree Valley Mall and Southpoint, Apple says:

“We’re currently open for pickup of online orders, Genius Support by making an appointment, and shopping by reserving a one-on-one session with a Specialist.

“We look forward to resuming full operations as soon as it’s safe to do so.”

Shopping appointments are available for Sept. 25, the websites say.

According to MacRumors, the most read website about Apple news, stores will have safety restrictions.

“Apple is implementing safety measures. Masks will be required inside the store and the number of people allowed inside the store at one time will be limited to allow for social distancing,” MacRumors reported.

“Apple also conducts temperature checks, has rearranged stores to keep distance between employees, and conducts frequent cleanings. Most of the stores that are reopening will be operating on an appointment-only basis for the immediate future, employees were told.”

The stores are open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

For info about the Crabtree store, visit this website.

For info about the Southpoint store, visit this site.

Apple closed retail outlets in early March due to the COVIDA-19 pandemic.

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