Starbucks says the policy is aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Customers arriving at a Starbucks without a mask will have the option of using drive-thru, ordering curbside pickup using the company’s app, or requesting delivery.
Starbucks previously began requiring all employees to perform a pre-shift screening, which included taking their temperature, wearing a mask and washing their hands.
The company has also improved the cleaning of its stores to ensure that often touched surfaces are disinfected frequently.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 31, 2020.