Providing our partners with the support and resources needed to navigate their way forward during these unprecedented times.
Partner care has been at the heart of our journey together since the onset of COVID-19.
As we navigate the ongoing crisis, we know that every partner’s needs and preferences are different. We want to do everything we can to support you and your families during this complex time. This PartnerBridge portal provides you with the most up to date information regarding changes to legislation, Starbucks Resources, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, and unemployment resources by state.
Communities across the U.S. have begun distributing the COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach based on state and local guidelines. This timeline may look a little different in each community. Partners in some jurisdictions could become eligible to get the vaccine in February, while others may get access to the vaccine in April or May. You can continue to check in here to be directed to your state’s resources, so you know how to access the vaccine when your jurisdiction determines it’s your turn.
We do not currently require partners to get the vaccine, but we will continue to closely follow local health departments should their guidance change. However, we do strongly recommend every partner take the vaccine as soon as they can, outside of partners who are unable or choose not to for medical or religious reasons. We want to do everything possible to protect one another, our loved ones, and our communities.
Once vaccinated, we should all continue to follow the COVID-19 control measures put in place to reduce the spread of the virus – wearing a mask, keeping physical distance, not gathering in a large group, washing hands, and knowing when to self-isolate. The combination of getting the vaccine and these strict safety protocols is the most meaningful step we can take to help stop the spread. We’re in this together.
The second round of economic impact payments as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 has started being delivered to millions of Americans. The impact of this order on an individual partner will depend on the state and the partner’s specific situation.
Learn more about vaccine eligibility in your state, and access your state health agency to learn more details, assess personal eligibility, and contact your state.
Learn more about federal essential worker guidelines and resources to answer vaccine-related questions.
Access resources available for active partners related to Starbucks specific support tools.
Learn about the unemployment benefits available in your state, and access the phone number and link to your state unemployment agency to learn more details, assess personal eligibility and file an unemployment claim with your state.
Learn about the different types of unemployment support resources that are available to certain eligible individuals who are fully unemployed, partially unemployed (e.g., Reduced Hours) or unable or unavailable to work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn how eligible partners can earn their first-time bachelor’s degree with 100% tuition coverage through ASU’s top-ranked online degree program, even while on a leave of absence.
Access new learning content on Starbucks Global Academy to advance your personal and professional development by choosing from an online library of curated educational courses and career resources through our groundbreaking partnership with Arizona State University.
Discover the variety of mental health benefits available to partners, including those on a leave of absence.
Learn more about job matching, where you can pair your unique skills and work experience with new or additional job opportunities.