Starbucks in-store customers must wear face masks
Starbucks will now require customers and employees to wear face masks when they enter stores.
The policy applies to all companyowned café locations in the U.S., according to a statement by Starbucks.
At select locations where a local government mandate is not in place, customers that may not be wearing a facial covering will have various options to order their Starbucks, including ordering at the drive-thru, curbside pickup through the Starbucks app or placing 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,” reads the statement.
The news comes after an altercation between a Starbucks barista and a customer over face mask rules went viral.
Walk-in customers at Starbucks will be required to wear masks starting July 15.