Dunkin' to require customers wear masks beginning Aug. 5

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Dunkin' has announced that it will require customers to wear face coverings inside its outlets beginning Aug. 5.

"This simple step to wear a face covering will help to provide a safe environment for guests, franchisees and their restaurant employees," the company said in a statement.

Dunkin' employees are already required to wear a face mask.

The statement added, "For anyone who is unable to wear a face covering because of a medical condition or disability, we encourage you to utilize some of the other ways to grab your Dunkin’ favorites, including Dunkin’ delivery, curbside pickup or pick-up at our drive-thru. As more cities progress through their re-opening phases, we will continue to assess how we can continue reopening dining areas, following the guidance of public health officials across the country."

Last month Dunkin' unveiled a line of Dunkin'-branded face masks. Priced at $10, $3 of each mask purchased will be donated to the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation to support children in underserved communities.