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.
“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.