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Apple ends mask mandate for customers at some stores

The change doesn't apply to employees.

Person wearing a mask walks in front of Apple logo

Customers don't need to wear a mask at some stores beginning today.

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Apple is getting rid of its mask mandate Friday for customers at several stores, Bloomberg reported. The change doesn't apply to Apple employees.


The company decided to waive the mask requirement at over one-third of the company's 270 U.S. locations, citing falling COVID-19 cases and more vaccinations. The change won't apply to areas where local governments have mask mandates, like Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Amazon also recently changed its mask policies. Employees who are fully vaccinated are allowed to take off their masks in U.S.-based warehouses. But like Amazon, Apple doesn't have a vaccine mandate for workers and instead requires regular testing.

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