Starbucks latest to enact mandatory mask use by customers

Effective Sept. 14, customers will be required to wear facial coverings while visiting all company-owned café locations in Canada. Customers can also visit drive-thrus, order curbside pickup through the Starbucks app and place an order for delivery through Starbucks Delivers

Starbucks is the latest chain company to move to mandatory mask-wearing by customers in its stores.

Effective Sept. 14, customers will be required to wear facial coverings while visiting all company-owned café locations in Canada. Customers can also visit drive-thrus, order curbside pickup through the Starbucks app and place an order for delivery through Starbucks Delivers.

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“The company is committed to playing a constructive role in supporting health and government officials as they work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” Starbucks said in a statement. “All decisions are grounded in partner and customer care and safety, based on facts and science, and communicated with transparency.”

A number of firms and organizations have implemented mandatory mask measures, including Walmart, Real Canadian Superstore, Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls, along with BC Transit and BC Ferries.

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