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After several months of suffering earlier this year, restaurants across the United States happily reopened their doors at the start of summer, with new protocols and cleaning procedures in place, expanded outdoor dining areas, and re-trained staff members. Couped up Americans, who had been locked inside for weeks began to venture out, adorning masks, to visit their favorite local restaurants and “feel normal” again, for an hour or two while enjoying their favorite meals.
ARE PEOPLE PAYING THE PRICE FOR DINING OUT?
However, a new study from the CDC may cause you to think twice before visiting an eating establishment in person anytime soon. The study, published in early September, cites that “adults who tested positive for Covid-19 were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant in the 14 days before becoming ill than those who tested negative.”
Also noteworthy in the study, there were no significant differences between those who tested positive versus negative when it came to shopping, gathering with fewer than 10 people in a home, going to an office, going to a gym, going to a salon, using public transportation or attending religious gatherings.
While masks cannot be effectively worn while eating and drinking, facial shields can be comfortably worn to protect patrons while dining at a restaurant. Facial shields also offer superior protection when compared to a fabric or disposable masks, as they protect the wearer’s nose, mouth and eyes.
To see a full comparison between shields versus masks, check out this blog post.
HOW TO DINE OUT WITH A SHIELD
WHERE TO BUY
If you are interested in purchasing a facial shield, click here!