Keep up the new coronavirus hygiene norms
We’ve all heard the phrase “social distancing” so much in the last few weeks that we’re tired of hearing it, but it's beyond important. There are several things you can do to help curb the risk of spreading the virus while snagging your meal: try to remain six feet away from people, avoid going to pick up your order at peak times, order ahead so you’re not waiting around in the restaurant, pay with card instead of cash, and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
Also, since COVID-19 spreads on surfaces, you should take the extra precaution of tossing away the packaging your food came in as soon as possible and sanitizing all surfaces it touched.
Tip! Tip! TIP!
It’s always good practice to tip the restaurant worker and/or delivery person, but since restaurants are getting less traffic and workers are getting less hours, it’s more important now than ever. If you’re able, take advantage of this situation to tip generously.
Buy gift cards or merch, and support local GoFundMe campaigns
One way to help a restaurant through this difficult time is to, simply enough, buy more things from them. If the restaurant sells merch, buy that T-shirt you’ve been eyeing for months now. If they sell gift cards, purchase a few to give to your friends and family as presents.
Additionally, a lot of restaurants, venues, and service workers who are struggling to financially keep up have launched relief campaigns on websites like GoFundMe. If you have some extra cash and are relatively stable through this pandemic, giving to these relief funds will really make a difference.