Many parts of the United States are now requiring that you wear a face-covering when you’re in public. Then again, there are also many areas that don’t require it. In some cases, it has been the company that owns the store where you may be visiting that would require it. Starbucks had a policy that “requested” customers to wear facemask inside of stores, but starting July 15, the face coverings are going to be required in all US company-owned café locations.
There have been other retailers that required facemasks for entry, but according to Business Insider, Starbucks seems to be the first food chain that is doing so on a national basis. It will be necessary, even if the area does not require a facial covering. There may also be other options that wouldn’t require a face covering, such as curbside pickup, drive-through, or ordering through Starbucks Delivers.
The decision to require masks in company-owned US stores was in accordance with the direction of governing bodies located throughout the US. Those organizations are requiring that facemask be worn while in public in association with guidance from the CDC. The CDC also provides a reminder that “people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.”
A recent blog post from Starbucks announced the decision: “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.”SKM: below-content placeholder