How to Safely Dine Out in NYC

Apicha Community Health Center Sep 04, 2020  

Apicha CHC

Many aspects of life have resumed back to a new normal in New York City. This includes dining, which at the moment is only permitted outdoors. But we still need to stay safe.In line with current state and city regulations, outdoor dining is only permitted at this time. As exciting as it can be to finally dine out with friends and loved ones, everyone still needs to practice safe social distancing and hygiene measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will help protect you, other diners, and restaurant staff and reduce the risk of COVID-19. In this blog, we're going to cover how to safely dine in the city. 

Safety tips while dining out

1. Stay home if you don't feel well or have underlying health conditions. 

If you at all feel under the weather or have any symptoms of COVID-19, do not dine out. Additionally, if you have any underlying health conditions or are immuno-compromised, do not dine out. 

2. Limit your waiting time. 

If you can, try to make a reservation at a restaurant ahead of time. However, many places are not taking reservations at this time and you may experience a wait before you're seated. If you can order ahead of time before being seated, do so.

3. Wear a face covering at all times.

Keep your face covering on at all times, except for when you are actively eating or drinking. Even if you do not have any symptoms, you could still unknowingly spread the virus to others around you. Additionally, keeping your face covering on will protect you from others. 

4. Keep your distance.

Maintain at least six feet between you and other parties and restaurant staff. Avoid dining at restaurants that don't have proper space between tables. And, whenever going to to the bathrooms maintain a safe distance, and wear your mask.

5. Keep your hands clean.

Be sure to apply hand sanitizer when you arrive, before eating, and after leaving the restaurant. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds after using the bathroom. 

This information has been provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. For general information on COVID-19, including how to guard against stigma, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus. For real-time updates, text “COVID” to 692-692. Message and data rates may apply. To find a testing site near you visit nyc.gov/covidtest or call 311.

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