Restaurants adjusting to new mask requirements
By Julian Grace, WRAL anchor/reporterUnder Gov. Roy Cooper's latest executive order, restaurant diners must cover their face when they aren't eating or drinking. There...
- Rahul Chugh
- Nov 26, 2020
Under Gov. Roy Cooper's latest executive order, restaurant diners must cover their face when they aren't eating or drinking.
There is some concern that the new mandate could discourage more people from eating out. That's why some restaurants are providing masks.
“It’s just a new normal now I guess it is just a new thing we have to adjust," said Sean Degean, the owner of KO AN.
Diners said they didn't seem to mind the new requirements too much.
"As long as they were polite about it, that would be fine," said Keith Collins.
"It's just got to be that way, it's good for our safety," added Connor Draughn.
At KO AN, they require a mask for their customers, if you don’t have one, one will be provided to you. They’ve also spaced out their tables more than the required six feet, and they have spaced out seating on their patio.
When it comes to mask watching, they will make sure you have one, but they don’t plan on watching every moment of your dinning experience.
"We are not trying to ruin your birthday by being the mask police," explained Degean. "We will make sure you have one."
For some, they said they could appreciate that approach.
"I don’t think you can make others responsible to make sure other people wear their mask unless you are in law enforcement you have no authority," said Collins.
In the newest cluster report, state health officials found statewide there were only two new clusters and eight new cases among restaurant in the past week.
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