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Starbucks says they will not be closing stores in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but does have a potential plan in place.

In regards to the worldwide pandemic, Starbucks will remain in operation, for now, and will only close as a last resort. According to, the CEO of 'bucks says decisions on whether or not Starbucks locations will remain open will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Starbucks has already increased the pace of sanitizing stores and put into place a temporary ban on use of personal cups or in-store mugs and glassware.

There has been some talk of Starbucks stores in North America becoming drive-thru only and/or limiting the number of people allowed inside.


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