Covid Study Reference Lists

Safety Precautions – Restaurants

Limited numbers of customers allowed in at one time
Contact-free payment options
Curbside pick-up
Disposable menus
Surfaces (tables & counters) disinfected
Disinfectant provided
Single-use condiments
Workers wearing masks
Contact-less food preparation
Employees screened (temperatures taken, screening for COVID-19 symptoms)
Special hours for certain vulnerable populations
Seating separation
Workers wearing gloves / practicing hand hygiene
Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocol
No large groups
Continuation of delivery (if added during COVID-19)
Encouragement of social distancing inside the restaurant

Safety Precautions – Retailers

Surfaces (counters) disinfected
Marked waiting spots
Encouragement of social distancing inside the store
Special hours for certain vulnerable populations
Protective barriers for cashiers at checkout
Workers wearing masks
Carts / baskets sanitized regularly
One-way aisles
Contact-free payment options
Disinfectant provided
Limited numbers of customers allowed in at one time
Workers wearing gloves / practicing hand hygiene
Employees screened (temperatures taken, screening for COVID-19 symptoms)
Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocol

Sources of Excitement – Restaurants

The quality of the food eaten right after it’s prepared
Getting to eat food I don’t know how to make myself
Convenience of eating what I want when I want it
The social experience of dining in a restaurant
The joy, freedom, and fun of dining out

Sources of Excitement – Retailers

The joy and fun of shopping in a store
The selection of items available in a store
The social experience of shopping in a store
The ability to touch / feel / try on items before I buy them
Convenience of getting what I need when I need it
The inspiration from seeing what is available / new

Sources of Anxiety – Restaurants

Not being able to adhere to social distance while dining
Handling cash / touching payment systems when paying
Restaurant staff not taking safety precautions (wearing masks, social distancing, etc.)
Fear of unsanitary conditions in the restaurant
Not being able to order what I need/want

Sources of Anxiety – Retailers

Not being able to purchase what I need/want
Not being able to adhere to social distance while shopping
Store staff not taking safety precautions (wearing masks, social distancing, etc.)
Handling cash / touching payment systems at checkout
Fear of unsanitary conditions in the store