Starbucks Commits to Paying Workers for 30 Days Regardless of Whether They Work During Coronavirus Crisis


As the coronavirus crisis continues to disrupt daily life and drive people to their homes, governments across the United States have shut down restaurants and bars for an indefinite period in order to slow the spread of the virus. Many companies in the hospitality industry like Starbucks have shifted to drive-thru, delivery, or take-out systems only in order to stay in business and continue to pay workers — but even the future of these models is uncertain, as threats of shelters-in-place loom across the country.

This weekend, however, CEO and President of Starbucks Kevin Johnson announced that the company will continue to pay all partners for the next 30 days regardless of whether they come into work or their stores stay open, a representative for Starbucks confirmed to PEOPLE.

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