Skip to Content

SwedishAmerican doctor’s advice on dining out during pandemic

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00
Indoor Dining

ROCKFORD (WREX) —Indoor dining is back in the stateline, but that doesn't mean the COVID-19 virus has gone away. So how can you dine indoors safely in the midst of a pandemic?

A SwedishAmerican doctor says indoor dining can be safe if diners and restaurants take the proper precautions.

That includes wearing your mask and practicing social distancing. For restaurants, it's keeping ventilation systems clean and sanitizing surfaces.

"I think one of the first things will be choosing the right place. We have to make sure we are going to restaurants that are following the precautions," said Dr. Otavio Rodrigues, an infectious disease specialist with SwedishAmerican Hospital.

Restaurants should also enforce capacity limits. If it seems like there are too many people crowded around, it's safer to avoid being inside.

Kristin Crowley

Evening News Anchor
Kristin Crowley anchors the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news. She is also a reporter for 13 Investigates. She brings more than a decade of experience to the newsroom. Her work at WREX has earned her multiple awards including a regional Edward R. Murrow for Investigative Journalism and three regional Emmys.

Skip to content