April 14, 2021

Be Careful Where You Eat!

Be Careful Where You Eat!

When was the last time you dined at a restaurant?


Ever since the pandemic began, many of us can onlythinkabout eating out with a strong passing sense of nostalgia (and a rumbling stomach!). And from the most recent findings, it seems like the charming ambiance of a restaurant will have to wait a bit longer. 


Here’s why.


According to a new study published on Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults infected with Covid-19, are nearly twice as likely to have eaten at a restaurant, 14 days before experiencing symptoms, than those who tested negative. 


Simply put, eating at a restaurant means a person has double the chances of catching the virus than the person eating at home.


Virus exposure in restaurants is linked to air circulation and the fact that while eating, one can’t have their masks on.It’s the temporary removal of face masks — for the space of a mere half-hour — that leaves an individual so susceptible to contraction

CDC’s Guiding Principles to Keep in Mind

Below are the CDC’s guidelines on the increasing risk of Covid-19 spread in a restaurant or bar setting

  • Lowest Risk: Food-service limited to drive-through, delivery, take-out, and curb-side pick up.
  • More Risk: Drive-through, delivery, take-out, and curb-side pick up emphasized. On-site dining limited to outdoor seating. Seating capacity reduced to allow tables to be spaced at least 6 feet apart.
  • Even More Risk: On-site dining with both indoor and outdoor seating. Seating capacity reduced to allow tables to be spaced at least 6 feet apart.
  • Highest Risk: On-site dining with both indoor and outdoor seating. Seating capacity not reduced and tables not spaced at least 6 feet apart.

Unless this pandemic weakens significantly, we recommend you wait a while before venturing out to eat at a restaurant. Whatever you do, don’t let your masks down!

Share This:

Want to avoid “Maskne”? Why compare face masks to seatbelts?

Related Post

3 Daily Rituals to Boost Your Immune System
April 14, 2021

3 Daily Rituals to Boost Your Immune System

This pandemic has drastically changed our routines. We’re now deep into frequently washing our hands, wearing masks, and maintaining social distance.  We’ve also been encouraged...
READ MORE
How contaminated is your phone?
April 14, 2021

How contaminated is your phone?

This pandemic has gotten you to wearing masks and frequently washing your hands all day long. You wipe and disinfect various surfaces including door knobs,...
READ MORE
WHO recommends new "Middle Path"
April 14, 2021

WHO recommends new "Middle Path"

After several months of taking the pro-lockdown stance as a means of controlling the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization is now encouraging communities and...
READ MORE