Starbucks is taking extra steps to protect its employees and customers against the coronavirus. In a letter posted on its website, Starbucks CEO and President Kevin Johnson let customers know their “Starbucks Experience may look different as we navigate through this time together.”  While the global chain is maintaining regular operations in the U.S. and Canada, it’s preparing to modify operations if needed. These changes, which will be made on a store-by-store basis, may included limited seating as a way to promote “social distancing.”Experts say social distancing could be effective in helping to curtail the spread of the virus. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explained social distancing as “trying to keep yourself away from other people, especially large crowds.”  To increase social distancing at Starbucks stores, the Seattle-based coffee giant said in some cases only the drive-thru will be open. Some stores may also “enable mobile order-only scenarios for pickup via the Starbucks App or delivery via Uber Eats,” Johnson’s letter reads. Starbucks started taking extra measures to protect against the spread of coronavirus earlier this month, announcing in a March 4 letter that stores would no longer fill customers’ personal cups or offer “for here” ware, for the time being. They will, however, honor


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