Starbucks Canada has announced plans to resume operations in as many stores as possible by the end of May.
To start, Starbucks will offer drive-thru, delivery, and pick-up only service across the country.
From there, Starbucks will be monitoring and adjusting operations as needed, including making decisions to open additional stores or expanding services such as curbside pick-up or walk-in orders on a “community-by-community basis.”
Starbucks will be working closely with local leadership, health authorities, and the provincial government as the environment and regulations change.
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Starbucks will continue to ask all employees to wear facial coverings, maintain physical distance, and sanitize high touch surfaces frequently while working in stores.
Extra cleaning protocols and precautions will continue to be implemented, as well as the use of plexi-shields, which will be installed at the POS so when locations fully re-open the cafes, they are ready.
“The stores which remained open, during COVID-19, have helped the company test and refine new ways of working and new operating models, designed specifically for the current social-distancing environment. The company will now roll this out more broadly,” read the release.