Local restaurants discuss how they’re handling NC’s mask mandate

Local restaurants discuss how they?re handling NC?s mask mandate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Most restaurant owners Channel 9 spoke to said customers have been understanding of the mask mandate.

And some restaurants actually purchased their own face masks to hand out so they wouldn’t have to turn guests away.

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Along with placing tables 8 feet apart and keeping capacity at 50%, restaurants are adjusting to another new responsibility -- making sure guests are wearing face masks.

“Definitely a lot of training, a lot of conversations are had with our staff,” Waterman Fish Bar’s Paul Manley said.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Erin Edwards spoke to some restaurants about their preparations to handle customers without masks.

VIDEO: A simple way to make a face mask by anchor Susanna Black