Call ahead, take out
LIHUE – Restaurateurs on Kauai are removing chairs from their dining rooms and relying heavily on delivery and takeout options as health officials continue to stress social distancing as the primary way to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Start Free AccountGet access to 10 premium stories every month for FREE!
Already a Subscriber?Current print subscriber? Activate your complimentary Digital account.
Subscribe NowChoose a package that suits your preferences.
This makes me very pleased. Still does not solve the issue of cruise-ships dropping off people and scattering them through our community or planes bringing passengers from severely affected lock down states taking advantage of cheap fairs. The Government said no non essential travel. If you are here on a “vacay” you are non essential travel. Please do not come here.
On the upside, our people have always adjusted, been resilient and after Iniki when tourists were all gone, airlifted out by C 17s by order of the government, which i feel should be implemented immediately we had no one but each other to turn too, and that means business.
We need to stop thinking its only tourists that keep this economy going. its us. Even when we don’t have tourists, we all still need to eat, buy stuff and go to the movies and events. Yes, I know, jobs jobs jobs, but I remember when it was plantation and people also had jobs jobs jobs.
There were far more things for local people to do and ways for us to spend our money. We had miniature golf, we had lots of movie theaters, we had discos and pool-halls. And we had each other.
This virus is particularly painful, because we are generally a loving, touchy feely kissy crowd, friendly and smiling. So the solution of takeout and the due diligence of these employees is to be lauded. We need to take care of these service providers. They are on the front lines.
Not in the way our healthcare workers are, but think of this. our doctors, nurses, and personnel need to eat too. It seems the most important people, some of them during this crisis are the least paid, and also very hard working.
Please make sure you do not infect our people, each other, and comply with all regulations at this time. And if you can, support a local small business establishment! Deliveries seems to be the way to go in the future.
I commend these businesses for being proactive, and not feeding into the ridiculous “hoax” and its “just the flu” hype.
GOOD JOB two thumbs up!!