Restaurants in Nova Scotia have been following rigid protocols, like screening, using barriers, implementing PPE, disinfecting and operating at a reduced capacity, says Luc Erjavec, Atlantic VP for Restaurants Canada.

He tells NEWS 95.7’s The Sheldon MacLeod Show that unlike many other places where potential exposures are reported, restaurants take names for contract tracing which means their system is working.

“We as an industry continue to be diligent, working closely with health officials to do everything in our power to mitigate the risk to our customers and our staff,” he says.

Erjavec is encouraging people to keep visiting restaurants, and if they do have concerns, to opt for take-out or delivery as another way to support the industry.

He says the way people react to this may impact some restaurants’ ability to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Things like this hurt,” he says. “We are doing all we can to mitigate the risks. When you look at the data, your risk of getting exposed at a restaurant is so small.”

Source: Halifax Today