Bridgewater NJ Apple Store Closes Until “Further Notice” Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
The Bridgewater NJ Apple store recently announced that it will be closed until “further notice” on the back of concerns about the current coronavirus outbreak sweeping across the US.
The virus, which was first reported in the US in January 2020, has rapidly spread across the nation and now, it has been confirmed in Bridgewater as well. This, along with developing news about the total number of cases in the state of New Jersey has emphasized the need for stricter measures to help stem the outbreak.
Residents are being urged to stay in their homes and avoid places where there will be more than 50 people congregating.
It is in the midst of the emergent circumstances that the Bridgewater NJ Apple store has closed till further notice, closing the major spot for iPhone repairs in Bridgewater.
However, residents of Bridgewater that need iPhone repairs can contact CellTech Repairs for safe iPhone repairs during the outbreak.
Bridgewater Apple Store and Repair Center closure
The Bridgewater Apple Store is located at the Bridgewater Commons, on 400 Commons Way, Bridgewater NJ. Being one of only 11 Apple stores in New Jersey, it is also one of the largest in the state and the only one in Bridgewater.
Apart from the Bridgewater Store, the only other locations closest to the area are the stores in Menlo Park and Short Hills. As a result, the closing of the Bridgewater store raises concerns that iPhone users in the area will be unable to service or repair their iPhones at a trusted service center during the course of the coronavirus outbreak.
This poses a problem for most users because of the anticipated increase in the use of personal devices during the period of isolation necessitated by the pandemic. Internet service providers in the US, such as Verizon, estimate that the country will see its highest traffic on internet infrastructures during the period of the pandemic. As people try to cope with the difficulty of isolation, they will turn to their personal devices both for entertainment and for news about ongoing developments.
Internet streaming giant, Netflix also raised similar concerns in the course of the week. This resulted in moves to reduce streaming quality, especially in European regions, to ensure that crucial infrastructure does not crack under the weight of use.
Against this background, the closure of the Bridgewater Apple Store may cause some concern amongst users as the primary question will be: how will users access iPhone repairs in Bridgewater during the outbreak?
State of the COVID-19 outbreak in Bridgewater, NJ
The progress of the coronavirus pandemic in Bridgewater and the wider state of New Jersey has steadily deteriorated since the first case was reported. The first presumptive case, a 23-year old Bridgewater man, was confirmed on March 12, 2020. However, the virus has continued to spread since then.
As of evening, March 21, 2020, confirmed cases in the state of New Jersey hit a total of 890, with the statewide total still expected to “go into the many thousands”. Two more deaths were also announced on Friday, bringing the total death toll in the state to 11. Due to this, the state governor, Phil Murphy, is moving to shut down all non-essential businesses.
The rapid spread of the virus in the country has progressed as confirmed cases continue to rise all over the country. As of evening, March 21, 2020, confirmed cases in the US were 17,786, total deaths were 277 and a total of 147 persons had recovered from the infection.
It is hoped that as the nationwide measures put into place begin to take effect, the outbreak will be slowed down and more recoveries will be reported. For the time being, residents are encouraged to find credible information regarding the virus and take proper measures to keep themselves safe.
The new coronavirus, also called COVID-19, is one of a family of coronaviruses with flu like antecedents. However, the coronavirus is not the flu. It causes symptoms that are a lot worse than the flu and can be far more deadly, especially to older individuals and those with an underlying medical condition.
Like the common cold and the flu, the virus spreads through respiratory droplets between people who are within 6 feet of one another. This means that the chances of getting the infection are very high if you have been within 6 feet of someone with the virus who sneezes, coughs or touches you or something that comes to you.
There is currently no evidence that the virus can be transmitted through food or by pets, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, here’s what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones:
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Ideally use a tissue that you can dispose of immediately in a closed wastebasket. If one is not available, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
- Wash your hand often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. Be certain to wash thoroughly. You will find plenty videos on the internet that show how to do this.
- Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth, either with washed or unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. The virus can often live on these surfaces for several hours. Wiping down with disinfectant kills them immediately.
- Stay in your home and practice social distancing for the duration of the outbreak. Do not leave home at all if you do not have any essential business outside.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If a loved one or neighbor exhibits any of the symptoms of the virus, including cough, fever or tightness in the lungs, please contact emergency services immediately.
- If you are sick, call the authorities immediately and isolate yourself at once.
Need safe iPhone repairs in Bridgewater? CellTech Repairs can help
As a steady connection to the internet and other news sources takes the status of an important national resource during the ongoing outbreak, CellTech in Spotswood, NJ is helping to ensure people stay connected.
The store, offering computer repairs in East Brunswick, NJ, and surrounding areas, will remain open to service its customers’ devices. The store will be providing repairs of all iPhones, iPads, iMacs, and Macbooks so users can continue to access the necessary content they need to cope with the outbreak.
The store has also put measures in place to ensure that its services do not become a risk factor to users. As a result, all devices that come in for repairs will also be sanitized before and after service. While doing this, we will continue to help residents of Bridgewater and surrounding areas access the necessary repairs they need including screen repairs, battery replacements, charging port repairs, and more.
If you would like to speak to us about our services during this period, please do not hesitate to contact us to speak with one of our representatives.