Berea restaurant posts ‘our staff will not be wearing masks’ sign on door amid coronavirus crisis

Berea restaurant posts ‘our staff will not be wearing masks’ sign on door amid coronavirus crisis

BEREA, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio bars and restaurants were permitted to reopen their indoor dining areas to customers on May 21 for the first time in over two months amid the coronavirus crisis.

However, those that opened were ordered to implement social distancing guidelines and restrictions.

But in Berea, there’s one restaurant telling customers they will not be following one of those orders.

Mike’s Bar & Grill on 130 Front St. posted a sign on their door that said:

“NOTICE: TO BETTER SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS, OUR STAFF WILL NOT BE WEARING MASKS. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS, PLEASE COME BACK TO US AT A TIME WHEN YOU FEEL SAFE TO COME OUT.”

Berea restaurant posts ‘our staff will not be wearing masks’ sign on door amid coronavirus crisis
Berea restaurant posts ‘our staff will not be wearing masks’ sign on door amid coronavirus crisis (Source: WOIO)

Here are the guidelines issued by the Ohio Restaurant Association for Dine Safe Ohio for bars and restaurants to enforce:

Social Distancing

  • Stand 6 feet apart in lines
  • All customers must be seated to be served
  • Groups of 10 or less seated 6 feet apart

Hand Washing + Sanitizing

  • Soap + water and wash often
  • Scrub all hand surfaces + nails for 20 seconds
  • Make hand sanitizer available in common areas

Face Coverings

  • Most employees are required to wear them
  • Disposable or washable face coverings should cover the mouth, nose, and chin.
  • Customers are encouraged t wear them unless eating and drinking.

Clean + Sanitize

  • Clean + sanitize regularly
  • Clean + sanitize all high-tough areas at least every two hours
  • Clean + sanitize tabletops, menus, and chairs between each seating

Good morning, Ohio! Tomorrow is THE day when indoor dining opens up and we couldn't be more excited. Let's work...

Posted by Ohio Restaurant Association on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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