CDC Coronavirus Advice for Keeping Restaurants, Commercial Venues Safe From COVID-19

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The COVID-19 virus outbreak continues across the globe, with more than 169,000 cases confirmed worldwide. More than 77,000 have recovered from infection, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued several guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus in public spaces such as restaurants and other commercial venues.

The virus was first reported in the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei province and has seen around 6,500 deaths reported globally, nearly 3,000 in China, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

“Americans should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. The community can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” the CDC notes on its website.

“Currently a vaccine or drug is not available for COVID-19. Community-based interventions such as school dismissals, event cancellations, social distancing, and creating employee plans to work remotely can help slow the spread of COVID-19,” the CDC adds.

On Sunday, the CDC issued new guidelines advising event organizers to “cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States” for the next eight weeks.