If you've been completely vaccinated against COVID-19, you don't need to wear a mask in New York.
Employees have been informed of the changes, and Apple's website has been modified to include information on which locations no longer require masks. Customers are still advised to wear masks, and Apple personnel are also required to do so at this time.
Masks are still necessary in states and regions with tougher mask regulations, such as Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, and parts of California. As local standards change, Apple will continue to update its mask mandates.
“If visitors need to wear a mask, Apple's shop website states that "face masks are required while visiting this location." Face masks are suggested in stores where they are optional, and in places where vaccines are required for accessing indoor venues maskless, Apple makes it clear that masks are optional for people who have been vaccinated.
According to Bloomberg, the tech giant has abandoned the mask requirement and is gearing up to reintroduce in-person seminars at its locations. Apple apparently informed employees about the changes in mask requirements this week, and the company's website has been changed to reflect each store's guidelines.
There are a few places that still require masks, especially in areas with stronger regulations. Apple amended the regulations for stores in states where mask laws have previously been repealed, such as Kansas, North Carolina, and Ohio.
Customers are no longer required to wear masks in most New York venues if they have been completely vaccinated. Nonetheless, Apple advises consumers to wear masks and will offer them if they request one. Staff personnel at the store will also continue to wear them.
According to Bloomberg, Apple's in-store workshops for individuals who want to learn how to use the company's devices from its personnel will resume this week in some stores. Most retailers, on the other hand, are planning to resume teaching in March.
After a revival in COVID 19 cases throughout the country Apple dropped its mask restrictions in the US in November 2021, only to reapply them in December. According to Johns Hopkins data, the United States is presently reporting less than 100,000 cases each day, down from a high of 1.36 million cases in January. Several states have begun to relax their mask restrictions, and Apple's modifications are merely a reflection of these changes.