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Starbucks is closing cafes in response to coronavirus crisis; drive-thrus remain open

FILE – This June 26, 2019 file photo shows a Starbucks sign outside a Starbucks coffe. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) NYBZ333 NYBZ333

Some cafes close to hospitals or health care sites will remain open, according to the statement, as part of the company’s “efforts to serve first responders and health care workers.” And Starbucks will continue to pay all employees for 30 days, whether they come to work or stay home.

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