Are you considering eating at a restaurant again, but are worried about the COVID safety of dining out? Find out what The Doctors and an etiquette expert suggest doing.
We are joined by Lizzie Post, the author of “The Etiquette Advantage in Business,” and she shares her tips and guidelines for a safe dining out experience.
Call ahead: If you contact the restaurant ahead of time, you can find out what their COVID protocols and procedures are and you will be able to determine if you feel comfortable and safe eating there.
No need to hold the door: She feels right now we need to focus on keeping 6 feet away from people not in our household, so things like holding the door for a stranger should be avoided.
Mask it up!: She says it is important to wear your mask as often as possible, especially when your server is at your table, entering and exiting the establishment, and on your way to the restroom.
She also notes that "patience and compassion" can go a long way right now, telling Dr. Ian Smith that so many people are stressed, anxious, and afraid, and if we treat others with kindness -- especially service industry employees -- it will be a benefit to yourself and everyone else.
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