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May 14, 2020

California to reopen restaurants amid eased Covid-19 restrictions

US state California Governor Gavin Newsom said that the restaurants in certain counties can host sit-down dining as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease in the state.

US state California Governor Gavin Newsom said that the restaurants in certain counties can host sit-down dining as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease in the state.

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To reopen, restaurants are instructed to follow certain guidelines to ensure the safety of workers and the public.

These include key prevention practices such as social distancing, use of face masks by employees and customers, frequent hand washing and regular cleaning and disinfection.

The cleaning and disinfecting protocols for the reopening propose thorough cleaning in high-traffic areas such as customer waiting areas and lobbies, break rooms, lunch areas, entryways, stairways and escalators.

Additionally, tablecloths and napkins are required to be removed after each customer use and transported from dining areas in sealed bags. Employees are instructed to wear gloves when handling them.

Tableside food preparation and presentation such as food item selection carts and conveyor belts, guacamole preparation will be discontinued as part of the new safety protocol.

Furthermore, restaurants are advised to offer disposable menus to reduce the contact from the customer to customer. Communal condiments such as salt and pepper shakers are to be replaced with single-serving packets.

The restaurants will also display a set of rules for customers and restaurant personnel at the restaurant entrance.

In addition, dine-in restaurants are advised to continue to encourage takeout and delivery service whenever possible.

Apart from restaurants, small business and offices can also open with some restrictions. Shopping malls throughout the state are also allowed to offer curbside pickup.

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While wanting to protect the country from being overwhelmed by Omicron, China’s adherence to a Zero-COVID policy is resulting in a significant economic downturn. COVID outbreaks in Shanghai, Beijing and many other Chinese cities will impact 2022’s economic growth as consumers and businesses experience rolling lockdowns, leading to a slowdown in domestic and international supply chains. China’s Zero-COVID policy is having a demonstrable impact on consumer-facing industries. Access GlobalData’s new whitepaper, China in 2022: the impact of China’s Zero-COVID lockdowns on economic activity, consumer goods and the foodservice industry, to examine the current situation in Shanghai and other cities in China, to better understand the worst-affected industry sectors, foodservice in particular, and to explore potential growth opportunities as China recovers. The white paper covers:
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  • What is the effect of lockdowns on foodservice?
  • What is the effect of lockdowns on Chinese ports?
  • Spotlight on Shanghai: what is the situation there?
  • How have Chinese consumers reacted?
  • How might the Chinese government react?
  • What are the potential growth opportunities?
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