Coronavirus and Restaurants – level 1

21-05-2020 07:00

The coronavirus is in the US. Restaurants are closed. Now, the situation gets better. Restaurants can open again.

However, the owners must follow some rules. Tables in restaurants must be six feet from each other. Restaurant workers must wear masks. Fewer people can be in a restaurant at one time.

In every US state, the rules are different. In some states, restaurants can open earlier than in other states. However, owners say that the rules are too strict.

Owners cannot make enough money. They keep their restaurants closed. Other owners have interesting ideas. For example, one owner puts shower curtains between tables.

Restaurant guests must wash their hands. It is important that everyone follows the rules. It is the best way to stop the coronavirus.

Difficult words: owner (a person who has something, and it belongs to him), rule (what people must or must not do), shower curtain (a piece of plastic that is in the shower, and when someone takes a shower, he pulls it closed and it keeps the water in the shower).

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