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To: Starbucks

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask, No Service

Starbucks will require all customers inside locations to wear masks starting on July 15.

Require customers to wear masks in order to receive service

Why is this important?

“Models show that if 80 percent of people wear masks that are 60 percent effective, easily achievable with cloth, we can get to an effective R0 of less than one. That’s enough to halt the spread of the disease.”

We can do our part to slow the spread of covid-19 by requiring customers to wear masks in order to receive service at Starbucks stores. Starbucks already requires partners to wear masks, but this is only protecting others from employees and is doing nothing to protect employees from customers and does not protect customers from each other.

Starbucks China requires customers to wear masks before entering stores, we can and should do the same here in North America.


2020-08-24 17:26:13 -0400

Petition is successful with 1,161 signatures

2020-07-15 12:50:34 -0400

On July 9, 2020, Starbucks announced: "In its continued effort in prioritizing the health and well-being of partners (employees) and customers, Starbucks today announced that beginning on July 15, it will be requiring customers to wear facial coverings while visiting all company-owned café locations in the US."

2020-06-22 22:50:33 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-05-24 21:04:37 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-05-13 17:37:02 -0400

Uber will be requiring all customers and drivers to wear masks when they resume service. Why aren't we doing the same?

2020-05-13 16:41:14 -0400

"Starbucks Canada now respectfully requests customers follow physical distancing and safety protocols recommended by public health officials, including wearing a facial covering when visiting our stores."

This is not good enough; other retailers are requiring masks and we can and should do the same! Furthermore, this announcement was posted to the customer news page and has not been communicated to partners directly. Once again, Starbucks is only paying lip service for good press. Do better, Starbucks!

2020-05-09 17:12:32 -0400

Many retailers are now providing, requesting, and/or requiring customers to wear masks. Starbucks can and should do its part to protect its employees, customers, and their friends and families.

2020-05-08 23:39:59 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-05-06 18:11:25 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-05-06 04:00:24 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-05-05 20:10:57 -0400

10 signatures reached