ROANOKE, Va. – Amid concerns over the coronavirus, some local restaurants are wondering if people may shy away from going out to eat and they’re taking extra steps to keep everything clean.
10 News checked in with restaurants all across the region, including some in Roanoke, the New River Valley, Lynchburg and in Southside.
Evie’s Bistro and Bakery in Roanoke showed 10 News how its workers are adding to their cleaning regimen to do their part to prevent the virus from spreading.
Employees are cleaning every table after each customer leaves, having employees wash their hands more and once an hour, they’re making sure all surfaces are washed again, the bathrooms are cleaned and all workers wash their hands.
Employees are not coming in if they have any symptoms.
The restaurant, and many others, are following the CDC guidelines.
“It’s a lot of work, just wiping everything with Lysol, wearing gloves, having a consciousness of germs and how they spread and just making sure that people feel safe when they’re out,” owner Evie Edman said.