Safely Visiting A Tap Room During COVID-19.
As communities and businesses are opening, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible, such as visiting your favorite brewery for a draft. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
What makes activities safer
You can maintain at least 6 feet of space between you and others. COVID-19 spreads easier between people who are within 6 feet of each other.
They are held in outdoor spaces. Indoor spaces with less ventilation where it might be harder to keep people apart are more risky, so opt to sit outdoors when possible.
People are wearing masks. Interacting without wearing masks also increases your risk.
If you are not ready to go out, that's okay! You can still support your local establishments and breweries by purchasing items to-go. Merchandise, beer, and food options are all available to take home with you as well, with curbside pickup being an option.
If you are coming out to visit, here are some things to remember.
Prepare before you go:
Stay home if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Check with the brewery for updated information about any COVID-19 safety guidelines and if they have any steps in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
Prioritize attending outdoor activities over indoor activities and stay within your local area as much as possible.
Use social distancing and limit physical contact
Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet or more from people who don’t live in your household. Be particularly mindful in areas where it may harder to keep this distance, such as ordering areas, parking lots, and routes of entry and exit.
Select seating or determine where to stand based on the ability to keep 6 feet of space from people who don’t live in your household, including if you will be eating or drinking.
Arrive to the brewery early or at off-peak times to avoid crowding and congested areas.
Avoid using restroom facilities or concession areas at high traffic times.
Wear a mask when interacting with other people to minimize the risk of transmitting the virus.
Wearing masks is most important when social distancing is difficult.
Masks are strongly encouraged in settings where individuals might raise their voices, such as shouting, chanting, or singing.
Limit contact with commonly touched surfaces or shared items
Use touchless garbage cans or pails and cashless payment options when possible. Otherwise, exchange cash or card by placing payment in a receipt tray, if available, or on the counter.
Use disposable food service items including utensils and dishes, if available.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer immediately before eating food or after touching any common surfaces like hand railings, payment kiosks, door handles, and toilets.