After several months the establishments reopen with new restrictions and security measures
The restaurant bar areas will remain closed.
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Starting this Friday, restaurants in Los Angeles opened their doors to receive their customers under new security measures after several weeks of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Los Angeles is the county in all of California that records more than half of deaths from the COVID-19 virus. In case of visiting the restaurants, the establishments will welcome you under new sanitary measures:
- Restaurants will now have to limit its capacity to 60% and you will have to cover your face in case you're not eating.
- To occupy a place, you must wait for your table outside the premises or in your case in your car. Employees will take your temperature when entering the business.
- Do not be surprised when you are inside the restaurant, since the new sanitary rules require businesses to tables are at least 6 feet apart.
- There is the bad news, since restaurant bar areas will be closed until new notice.
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Los Angeles is the county that has had to wait longer than the rest during the reopening phases of business, has recorded more than 50,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and more than 2,300 people have died.
With its more than 10.1 million residents, the city remains the center of the pandemic, but restaurants need more customers to survive and workers to regain their jobs.
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In case you feel safer eating one of the hundreds of menus that the city offers, you can do it outdoors since Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the program called “L.A. Al Fresco ”that allows to regulate the places for outdoor meals that includes places in Long Beach and San Pedro.
The authorities have mentioned that there is progress in the so-called “flattening of the curve” in the number of cases and that the tests and the capacity of the hospitals have been increased.
It was earlier this week that shopping malls and offices opened, and even churches and places of worship were given permission to reopen.
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Beauty salons and barbershops will also be open and if you attend they will take your temperature, clients must respect social distancing and employees wear masks and face masks.
Perhaps for some, going out and returning to restaurants means the arrival of a new normal and the opportunity to leave home, for others, it still represents a health risk and concern about what will happen even when complying with the rules to encourage resuscitation. the economy. An OpenTable study indicates that one in four restaurants in the country will not survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
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