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Starbucks has closed all cafes in Canada but some will be open for drive-thru and delivery

Starbucks can be an essential part of daily life for many of us here in Canada, but as of the evening of March 20, all cafes will be closed and limiting service to drive-thru and delivery.

The announcement was made on the page for navigating COVID-19 on the official Starbucks website, and included a letter to partners from Starbucks Canada president Lori Digulla.

"Today, we are making the decision to close access to our cafés altogether for two weeks and limiting our services to drive thru and delivery only," reads the letter.

"Some exceptions will be made for those cafes serving in or around hospitals and health care centres in our efforts to serve first responders, health care workers, and their incredible support team."

The letter also states that all partners will be paid for their shifts over the next 30 days, whether they choose to work or not.

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Hector Vasquez

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