Apple’s COVID-19 response

In a letter to the worldwide Apple family, CEO Tim Cook has written about the efforts Apple is taking to address the spread of COVID-19 across the globe.

Tim Cook writes that Apple’s committed donations to the global COVID-19 response — both to help treat those who are sick and to help lessen the economic and community impacts of the pandemic — today reached $15 million worldwide.

We’re also announcing that we are matching our employee donations two-to-one to support COVID-19 response efforts locally, nationally and internationally.

One of the the most effective way to minimize risk of the virus’s transmission is to reduce density and maximize social distance. As rates of new infections continue to grow in other places, we’re taking additional steps to protect our team members and customers.

Apple will be closing it's all of it's retail stores outside of Greater China until March 27.

Additionally Apple is encouraging moving to flexible work arrangements Members should work remotely if their job allows, and those whose work requires them to be on site should follow guidance to maximize interpersonal space.

All hourly workers will continue to receive pay in alignment with business as usual operations.

Additionally, Apple News has launched a new COVID-19 section, where users can be sure that they can find the latest verified reporting from trusted news outlets.