Germs: 12 Dos and Don’ts for Avoiding Germs at Restaurants

Germs: When you’re ready to venture out to your favorite local spot, help protect yourself and your family with

these restaurant health tips.

people seated outdoors

Do sit outside

Summer is alfresco dining season, so take advantage of those warm rays and choose an outdoor table. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends choosing restaurants that offer outdoor seating with tables spaced six feet apart for a less risky dining experience. This allows for better air circulation and makes you less likely to be exposed to COVID-19. If you don’t want to risk visiting a restaurant.

waitress holding pad and pen

Don’t use their pen

masked order pickup

Do wear a mask

Even if your local restaurant plans on social distancing, it’s not always possible to stay six feet away from others. Wear your mask to the restaurant and keep it on until you are ready to eat or drink.

restaurant worker measuring

Don’t get too close to other diners

As much as we love them, there is no time for communal dinner tables or church dinners. It is important to continue to follow social distancing guidelines and stay six to ten feet from others when dining. If you’re not sure if you’ll be able to keep a safe distance, call the restaurant and ask about their policies.