When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Starbucks Canada made the decision to step back and rethink what employee and customer safety looked like, closing most cafés in March and offering limited service in the ones that remained open.

As the country take steps to resume normal life, Starbucks Canada has unveiled its plan to gradually re-open its cafes.

The company announced today that it expects to re-open “as many stores as possible” by the end of May.

Unfortunately customers still won’t be able to access seating areas but open shops will only offer drive thru, delivery and pick-up only service.

Employees will be required to wear facial coverings at all times and undergo pre-shift temperature checks, and the company is in the process of sourcing plexiglass shields to be installed at cash register areas. Additional cleaning protocol will also be practiced.

Last modified: April 29, 2020

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