This Chinatown Restaurant has been Disinfecting Tables After Each Customer
Posted on: March 16th, 2020 at 5:08 am by Karlin Chan
Extraordinary times calls for extraordinary measures. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads fear and anxiety throughout the city, businesses large and small are beginning to feel the pinch of lost revenues as diners opt to eat in to avoid public places.
For Chinatown businesses, which collectively suffered revenue drops of up to 70% in recent days, some simply closed temporarily to weather the storm. Those like Yin Ji Zhang Fen on Bayard Street, however, have turned to creating distance and disinfecting tables after each customer. Staff also wears protective facemasks to quell customer fears.
Whether this approach will work remains to be seen, but I definitely feel more secure.
As mass lockdowns, disinfection of public spaces and quarantines are proving effective in fighting the spread of COVID-19 in China, it takes a Chinatown business to lead the way. Perhaps all New York City restaurants and eateries should adopt similar practices.
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