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Starbucks to pay all workers even if they stay home

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 11:02:19-04

The popular coffee chain Starbucks, announced that the company will continue to pay all employees for the next month regardless if they come in or not.

An online petition, urging companies to close during the coronavirus pandemic to keep workers safe, prompted Starbucks to announce the decision to still pay employees.

Men's Health reports the company will offer pay and access to mental health resources and childcare support for workers who do opt to keep coming into work.

Starbucks announced Friday that its company-operated stores in the U.S. and Canada will move to a drive-thru only model for at least two weeks.

Hospitals are the only exception as Starbucks says it will continue to provide service for health care workers.