One chain of restaurants in the Los Angeles area is doing its part to help combat the spread of the coronavirus… sort of. If you go out for dinner at any of the three locations of Sichuan Impression, someone will take your temperature when you arrive at the door. If you’re running a fever, you will not be admitted. But if you look okay and your temperature is in the normal range, you’ll be seated as usual. Who wants to tell them any of the many flaws in this plan? (CBS Los Angeles)
A Tustin restaurant was not taking any chances Monday when it came to protecting staff and customers from exposure to coronavirus.
Before customers are allowed to sit down for a meal at Sichuan Impression, a member of the waitstaff takes their temperature using an infrared thermometer. Anyone without a fever is then taken inside to their table.
“It helps to protect people, too, because it has to be done at some point if the disease is more widely spread,” Alex He, a diner, said. “It’s good for people.”
Lily Lei, the owner of the restaurant, implemented the new policy at the end of January for all three locations — the one in Orange County as well as two in Los Angeles. The policy applies to both customers and staff.
I suppose extra precautions are a nice touch what with all of the coronavirus panic sweeping the country. And the restaurant is taking additional measures such as wiping down all tables, windows and door handles with disinfectants multiple times per day. That’s a smart move. And at least according to several of the patrons interviewed for the article, people seem to support the idea.