When face shields and masks become the new restaurant uniform

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“I ended up leaving because it just felt wrong,” says a restaurant employee who returned to work. Photo credit: Sgt. Evan Ruchotzke/U.S Army

Hospitality professionals weigh the pros and cons of returning to the job, whether in the dining room, behind the bar, or on the line. Industry workers share their experience of closing, then returning to work. Some describe employers going above and beyond to make them feel safe, while others describe noncompliant and hostile guests. 



Evan Kleiman