LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Starbucks will require customers to wear a facial covering in any company-owned stores starting July 15.

“In its continued effort in prioritizing the health and well-being of partners (employees) and customers, Starbucks today announced that beginning on July 15, it will be requiring customers to wear facial coverings while visiting all company-owned café locations in the US,” Starbucks said in a statement.

The company said customers not wearing a facial covering at locations where a local government mandate is not in place, will be able to order at the drive-thru, through curbside pickup or by delivery.

“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 is the first national restaurant chain to require customers to wear masks.

More information and additional safety measures can be found here.

  1. David Valdez says:

    why are they not doing it already?

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