Recharge Coffee Bar in Manteno follows Starbucks’ lead on COVID-19

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Recharge Coffee Bar in Manteno will no longer be accepting reusable cups until further notice. The move coincides with Starbucks’ lead in preventative measures in the fight against COVID-19. In a statement via Instagram, Recharge says:

“We are not releasing this because we see a problem, but instead to stay in front of the issue by protecting our staff and all of our customers.” – Recharge Coffee Bar via Instagram.

Recharge Coffee Bar is the first local area coffee shop to institute a change in policy. The announcement came shortly after this morning’s announcement that a passenger on Amtrak 303 which makes stops in Dwight and Joliet tested positive for Coronavirus.

On Thursday, Starbucks announced a ban on reusable cups and said in a statement it was “optimistic this would be a temporary situation.” Following the events in China, nearly half of all Starbucks in the country have been closed due to the outbreak.

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Happy Monday Y’all! 🎉We just wanted to take a second to acknowledge the COVID – 19 Outbreak. ⠀ ⠀ We are releasing this to let you all know that we are on top of COVID – 19 and affective today we are notifying the public of some ground rules to keep everyone safe and healthy.⠀ ⠀ We are not releasing this because we see a problem but instead to stay in front of the issue by protecting our staff and all of our customers! ⠀ ⠀ If you have bought a ReCharge Tumbler or use your cup to get the percentage off your order you can still bring it in and show us we just can’t pass it beyond the counter. We will still honor your discount!⠀ ⠀ Stay safe, healthy, and caffeinated!

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