Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve seen more and more plastic shields being erected to create physical barriers between people and groups with the hope of preventing the spread of airborne particles. The idea makes intuitive sense, an acrylic shield allows people to see each other while theoretically creating a physical obstacle for airborne viruses. However, according to a recent article in The New York Times, these barriers may actually be doing more harm than good in many instances. While a conclusive ruling is still out while scientists continue to study all the complications that factor into COVID safety, the available evidence suggests we should put our time and effort elsewhere when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID0-19. Continue reading →
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), part of the American Rescue Plan that congresses passed in March this year, is a grant program that was thought to be a lifeline for restaurants that have been struggling during the pandemic. However, the grant program is already running out of money. With $65 billion worth of applications already received since it opened on...