Apple will not ask its customers to use the face mask in US states where the obligation has lapsed, as directed and under the conditions set by local regulations (including vaccination). The change does not apply to Apple Store personnel who will continue to use the mask, regardless of vaccination status. Apple is updating the official pages of its Stores by adding in plain sight the indications on the use of the mask: optional, registered mail or again mandatory.
Another encouraging sign of that much-desired return to normality, which is added to the confirmation (via Bloomberg) of the gradual resumption of “Today at Apple” courses in US Apple Stores, activities previously suspended to limit the spread of the virus. In Italy the debate on the elimination of the obligation of masks indoors is underway, consequently the Italian Apple Stores cannot yet adopt measures similar to those in the United States.