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The dos and don'ts of wearing a mask while dining out

By Nancy Clanton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on

Published in Fashion Daily News

Restaurants in cities and towns across the nation are reopening their dining rooms, and many people are venturing back in.

Even with tables spaced 6 feet apart, you need to take precautions to limit your exposure to the coronavirus. One of those is wearing your face mask. But how do you do that and still eat?


The first thing you need to do is make sure everyone you're going to dine with is negative for the coronavirus, especially if they don't live in your house.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta also recommends:

Check the restaurant's website and social media to see if they have updated their information to address any COVID-19 safety guidelines.


Before you go to the restaurant, call and ask if all staff are wearing masks while at work.

Ask about options for self-parking to remove the need for a valet service.


Whenever possible, maintain 6 feet of distance between other patrons, and wear a mask.


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