Starbucks won't be filling up your own mug due to coronavirus
It's just one of several precautionary measures the company is taking to protect staff and customers
As the world reacts to the spread of coronavirus, companies are also being hard hit — and they’re having to make tough calls about their operations.
In the food world, Starbucks has taken the decision that it won’t be filling up your personal mugs for the time being.
In an effort to keep staff and customers safe, you won’t be able to get your own cup filled up — but the store will still honor the 10 cent discount if you bring a reusable Starbucks mug.
This is just one of the measures that Starbucks announced this week to help prevent the spread of the highly contagious infection.
In an open letter, Rossann Williams, Starbucks’ evp and president, U.S. company-operated business and Canada wrote: "First and foremost, the health and well-being of our partners and customers remains top of mind and our highest priority, and we will continue to act thoughtfully and courageously despite the disruption and uncertainty COVID-19 brings to our daily lives. As part of communities worldwide, we are navigating this situation with nimbleness, learning and adapting as new information is made available. "
Other steps Starbucks is taking include increasing cleaning and sanitizing in all company-operated stores to help prevent the spread of germs; restricting all business-related air travel through March 31; and postponing or changing large meetings across all Starbucks offices in the US and Canada.
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