Has the Starbucks in your town closed down due to the global pandemic?
Many stores were forced to closed to stop the spread of infections in their town, while others closed to lack of staff.
Starbucks offered all of their employees the opportunity to take a leave absence during the outbreak, for their own safety. Starbucks employees got a paid leave of absence, while those who chose to stay got a $3 an hour bonus!
The original closing of the stores was supposed to end at the end of this month, but recently got extended until May. If you are unable to get your caffeine fix in your town, be sure to check out our series of DIY Starbucks Drinks on the page!
Starbucks is currently working on a safety plan to have all of their currently closed stores completely re-opened by June.
Some of the benefits are rumored to end May 3rd, such as the paid leave of absence, but those in a high-risk situation may have the offer extended to them.
According to Business Insider, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said that these additional benefit for employees will begin to phase out in June as the company hopes to get services back to normal.
Even when Starbucks stores start to re-open, contactless service, entry-way pickup, curbside delivery, and at-home delivery will still be encouraged.
With governments, health care professionals, businesses and citizens all working together, there is evidence many markets have in fact ‘flattened the curve’ and are now beginning to see a decline in the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases. This is prompting many to define the next steps that will appropriately prioritize health concerns while, at the same time, take thoughtful and measured steps to serve our communities.CEO Kevin Johnson
I’m sure that everyone is going to start working on getting life back to normal soon. Until then, hang in there and make sure you’re taking care of your mental health during this time.