US-CDC announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear their masks outdoors or in most indoor settings, paving the way for many companies to relax their mask rules. Apple will require you to wear masks and follow other Covid-19 related safety measures as you enter its stores in the US.
Employee Safety is Priority
Apple, as per a Bloomberg report, has informed its retailers in the US that the mask mandate and other Covid-19 related safety protocol will remain in place for now. The company told the publication that its first priority is employee and customer safety and that it continues to evaluate health and safety measures in the US.
The decision follows fresh guidelines issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wherein it said that fully vaccinated people could resume activities without masking. “Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance,” the agency said.
Mask Rules May Continue for Other Stores
Mask rules are likely to continue to change as states and retailers adjust to the CDC’s new recommendations. Following the fresh set of guidelines, a number of companies started easing off safety protocols at their stores.
On the other hand, Apple is not alone in not relaxing Covid-19 safety measures at its stores. Target Corp has also decided not to relax the safety protocols at its stores.