In addition to offering several of its employees the opportunity to work from home this week, Apple is also taking steps to ensure the well-being of its retail employees. 9to5Mac learned that hourly Apple employees, including retailers, are granted unlimited sick leave if they experience symptoms of COVID-19.
Apple retail employees are not required to submit a doctor’s note for this leave. This means that if they experience COVID-19 symptoms, they can take the time they need without having to worry about running out of sick days or providing management with a note.
Currently, Apple stores remain open during the coronavirus epidemic. Apple, however, is implementing crowd control measures to reduce density, such as limiting Genius Bar openings and canceling many Today at Apple sessions.
Tim Cook sent a note to Apple employees over the weekend about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Cook told employees at Apple offices in California, Seattle, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom that they can work from home this week if their “work permits”. Retail stores remain open to Apple customers, Cook said.
The coronavirus situation is evolving at a rapid pace, and it is always possible that Apple may end up closing retail stores or significantly reducing hours. The policies currently in place may also change daily or on a case-by-case basis.
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