Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks and recommendations to limit social contact in large populated areas, Starbucks in Chino Hills (Grand and Pipeline) has resorted to a new grab-and-go policy. The policy has been put in place by the business in response to the recent recommendation to limit gatherings to no more than 10 people. For many Chino residents, this is the first experience with business closures they’ve had due to the Coronavirus.
The Starbucks is following the lead of LA County restaurants, which were ordered to limit their services, leading many to serve through take-out only. All of them are limiting services in hopes to stop the spread of COVID-19, which is highly contagious without proper precautions. Even though some businesses have likely taken hits to their profits, they’re trying to stay open.
Some customers may be surprised by the lack of seating available on first entrance. However, they should remember that this action is being taken to prevent the spread of a disease that may hurt their friends and family. Even more importantly, it makes it much less likely that employees will get sick.
As people begin to experience efforts to avoid Coronavirus more and more, they should remember they are there to keep their friends and family safe. Practicing social distancing and follow good hygiene practices could save a life.