On a side note I have only eaten outside at a restaurant since all this started but it amazes me when I walk in a restaurant to pick up take out and folks get out their car wearing mask go into a crowded restaurant sit down and take their mask off. What kinda sense does that make ?
How are you gonna eat with a mask on?
You missing the point. If you gone eat in a crowded restaurant what heck you wearing a mask outside for when there is natural open ventilation.... to walk into a crowd restaurant take your mask off and suck up expelled air.
But to answer your question you eat at home or at very least outside..... Just so you know my 19 year old college athlete daughter got Covid last month... Thank God she is fine but it is ironic all 3 people she was dinning with at Buffalo Wild Wings got sick the exact same day and all 3 tested positive.
Post by Bornthrilla on Feb 1, 2021 17:44:38 GMT -5
Yeah, that's not practical. We can debate if people should be allowed to eat indoors at a restaurant or not, but you can't expect anybody to sit through a entire meal with a mask on their face.
The general policy is that you wear a mask until you get to your seat and then take the mask off while your food is being served. Of course social distancing is still important and the tables inside a restaurant should be spread out far enough.
Post by thefriscotxaggie on Feb 1, 2021 17:52:14 GMT -5
It would be impossible to eat with a mask on.... Restaurant owners are trying to make a profit and I been in a number of restaurants to get takeout and almost all of them were 75% - 90% seating capacity full at dinner time and also had folks at the bar.
Post by oleschoolaggie on Feb 1, 2021 18:04:50 GMT -5
for the life of me, i'll never understand why folk feel that they "must" eat in a restaurant. before covid hit, i used to eat at a restaurant at least once per week on average. but now, if i can't pick it up via drive thru or carry out, i don't visit any restaurants.
nowadays particularly since i now work from home full time, i cook my own food while at home. and if i feel compelled to pick up some kfc or whatever, if they don't have a "drive thru", then i don't go. my "only exception" is my favorite authentic jerk chicken "whole in the wall" joint near my house where occasionally i'll call in for some carryout, but i never stay to eat at the venue...
she's the "symbol" of lady aggie basketball excellence. its amber calvin's "show time" in aggieland!! the queen of "no look" passes...
It's still safest to avoid indoor dining, even if more states are allowing it
By Jen Christensen, CNN
Updated 11:17 AM ET, Fri February 5, 2021
Despite the high number of cases, more states and cities are letting restaurants open their doors to diners, albeit with limitations.
Last Friday Los Angeles said its restaurants could reopen with restrictions and 50% capacity. Chicago reopened with rules that encourage physical distancing and masks. New York announced restaurants could reopen at 25% capacity just in time for Valentine's Day.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that eating inside during a pandemic can be done, but only if it's "done carefully."
"If you do indoor dining, you do it in a spaced way where you don't have people sitting right next to each other," the director of the the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told CNN's Don Lemon. "Good airflow" is key, he said. What you want to avoid is breathing in other people's exhaled breath, which could be laden with virus.
Fauci said he feels for the restaurants that have been devastated by the pandemic. Restaurant and food service industry sales fell by $240 billion in 2020, according to the National Restaurant Association.
"You know, people think sometimes that public health officials are oblivious to the economic considerations. Not at all -- I mean, we are very empathetic towards that," Fauci said. "But we still have to maintain the public health measures if we're going to get our arms around this outbreak."