Servers Balk at State's New Rules

Tennessee issues list of steps restaurants must take after reopening
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2020 7:05 PM CDT

(Newser) – Tennessee has allowed restaurants to reopen, provided they—and their customers—meet a few conditions. Handwashing is involved a lot, as are temperature checks. The state issued an eight-page compliance document to restaurants, though the governor's office said it doesn't plan to enforce the new rules, the Commercial Appeal reports. There are issues. One restaurant had to find a new device when a customer told the staff it was using a thermometer meant for heating and air conditioning systems, not people. And employees at O'Charley's, a chain restaurant, told BuzzFeed it's all too much. "There’s no possible way for us employees to do what they're asking us to do," a server said. The rules, per BuzzFeed:

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