Curbside pickup has been the new normal for those who have been “dining out” due to COVID-19 restrictions. But as communities are reopening, questions have surfaced about how safe it is to eat at restaurants.
So how safe is it to dine out?
Dining out is a personal choice but you should consider the risks involved. If you plan on eating out at your favorite restaurant, here are some tips to consider:
- Plan ahead.
If you plan to dine with someone you don’t live with, make sure it’s someone who has been as careful during the pandemic.
- Check the restaurant’s safety measures.
Call ahead to ask what their safety guidelines are to keep customers safe.
- Sit outside.
If there is a patio, ask to be seated outside.
- Don’t linger.
Eat and leave! This will help minimize your exposure to the virus.
Check out the CDC for helpful tips when you’re participating in personal and social activities.