A person wearing a protective mask enters a Starbucks coffee shop in San Francisco, California, United States on Thursday, January 21, 2021.
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Starbucks changed its guidelines for wearing masks in its cafes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared that fully vaccinated people no longer need to cover their faces indoors.
As of Monday, the coffee giant will only have to wear fully vaccinated customers masks if local or state law so requires. The chain has required face coverings in his cafes since July 15th.
Starbucks is One of the few restaurants and retailers that has updated its mask tour according to the announcement by the CDC. Walmart, Costco and Trader Joe’s allow mask-free shopping unless face-covering is required by state or local mandate. On the other hand, Aim, Home Depot, gap and Ulta Beauty all said they would keep theirs pandemic Take precautions and continue to monitor developments over the coming weeks and months.
The update to Starbucks’ mask policy does not appear to have any impact on the wearing of the mask by baristas. Since February, the coffee chain has been requiring its restaurant employees at company-operated locations in the United States and Canada to wear multi-layer face covers or double masks.
Starbucks shares are up nearly 4% so far this year, giving the company a market value of $ 131 billion. Business was hit by the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, but sales in the same store in the US returned to pre-pandemic levels during the second fiscal quarter.