NOW THIS: Restaurant Requiring $50 COVID Test for Customers Before Dining
There have been a lot of firsts this year. It started last spring with COVID-19 and I started wearing masks everywhere, washing my hands umpteen times, sanitizing around me, temperature checks at restaurants/bars and standing far away from people (awkward). Along the way, I learned the value of take-out, delivery, and cooking at home. Sadly, dining out was cut way down. Restaurants requiring us to take a COVID test may be the next first. One restaurant and performance venue in New York City has already started. Here's what's up:
Starting this Tuesday, November 24th, New York City establishment City Winery will require all customers to take a COVID-19 test, which comes at a cost of $50 per person. The restaurant says they will be "utilizing Antigen tests with BD Veritor analyzers which provide greater than 99% accuracy for negative results." They say that all patrons will start with a wellness check, receive the nasal swab, a glass of "bubbles", and wait outside till their results are in. So, how do you feel about this?
- This is creative, I like that they're being proactive but is it too much?
- HIPA! If you're positive, everyone you're dining with knows. Is that good?
- Peace of mind. If you're inside and negative, you gotta feel pretty good about behaving as you would pre-COVID, right?
- $50 on top of the bill! That's $200 for a party of four making it an expensive night out without food and drink.
- Would THIS work here at the Jersey Shore?