According to the reports by 9to5Mac, Apple has planned to temporarily close its retail stores in the Washington D.C metro area ahead of the presidential inauguration. As per the report, the stores will not reopen until at least January 21 the day after the inauguration.
Apple is not the only company to close its stores in order to ensure employee and customer safety.
The previous week the United States Capitol, Washington D.C is securing itself even further because of security threats, as the inauguration day comes closer that is January 20. We are already seeing street closures and many of the metro stations are also temporarily discontinued. All of the services will be resumed after the inauguration day only.
Apple has also gone a step further with its main flagship store at Carnegie library, barricading the whole area with metal fencing and plywoods.
On the other hand, Apple is taking full control on the safety concerns of their employees, as a lot of the employees won’t be able to commute on the day of inauguration and a few days before that since the transportation service will be paused for around the store. Apple’s main flagship store the Carnegie Library is also already barricaded with steel fencing and plywood. This is the same store that we saw previously was looted in May ahead of the Election Day on November 3. This is the third time in less than a year that the store is reinforced due to security reasons.
Also, the rest of the stores in the metro area of the capital are either closed or will close after Saturday.
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