The exact number is unclear, but at first it'll be no more than six - that's how many of Apple's 271 USA stores are in those four states. Apple Stores will put in place new social distancing rules, like limiting the number of visitors in the store at one time and suggesting customers use its in-store pick up options.
With the coronavirus subsiding in some areas, Apple today announced it will start reopening some store locations next week.
Apple stores outside the US have already begun to reopen.
However, even in those countries where Apple Stores have reopened, it's not business as usual yet.
The Apple logo at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, on October 16, 2019.
Apple executives have said they are examining local health data at the county and city level in each community where the company has physical stores to determine when to reopen.
When the stores are reopened, its retail employees will have access to temperature checks as well as obligated to wear face masks to further curb off the spread of the disease as well as encourage social distancing.
"We've missed our customers and look forward to offering our support", an Apple spokesperson.
The tech giant's moves mark a possible sign that the company believes the US USA They are entering a new phase of dealing with the virus, during which people will be able to safely leave their homes for more than just food and essential needs and services.
As local guidance varies around the United States there may be slight modifications to our procedures.
"We're excited to begin reopening stores in the USA next week, starting with some stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska", Apple said in a statement.
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