Starbucks to require all customers to wear masks

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Starbucks to require all customers to wear masks

By Marianne Wilson - 07/09/2020

Starting July 15, customers at Starbucks Corp.'s 9,000 U.S. store locations will be required to wear a mask.

“Our priority is the health and well-being of our partners (employees),” Starbucks said in a tweet. “Starting July 15, U.S. company-owned locations will require customers to wear facial coverings while visiting the café.”

The move comes days after the Retail Industry Leaders Association sent a letter to the National Governors Association in which it urged every governor to require customers to wear a mask when entering a retail store or other enclosed public space.

Starbucks noted that customers in locations without a local government mandate to wear masks will have other options to make their purchase, including ordering at the drive-thru, curbside pickup through the Starbucks app or placing an order for delivery. 

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