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Within 24 hours, the Positive News of In-Store Classes Resuming has been Reversed as cases of COVID-19 Delta Variant Rise

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It was just yesterday that Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that Apple intended to bring back in-store classes in the U.S. by the end of the month. Within 24 hours Gurman now reports that Apple has reversed that position on in-store classes due to the rise in cases of COVID-19 Delta Variant. The company told staff in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil and Canada that it is pausing that plan.


This week, Apple informed staff participating in the company’s at-home testing program with Quest Diagnostics Inc. that they will now receive testing kits twice per week instead of weekly. The company told employees in the program that they are expected to get tested on Mondays and Thursdays.


Apple said in a memo yesterday: "With the emergence of more contagious variants like delta, we believe that more frequent testing will better protect you and everyone at Apple. Beginning Aug. 16, Quest will be sending you two mail-in test kits per week instead of one."  The company is also planning to expand testing to three times per week for employees in some offices.


Returning to work in September has also been delayed twice now with Apple talking about returning to work in early 2022. For more on this, read the full Bloomberg report on BNN Bloomberg


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