Dining out will never be the same again

Eating out is what most people used to enjoy doing, whether it be for special occasions or you just don’t feel like cooking. But when the Covid-19 pandemic hit Guam in March, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, in order to keep the virus from spreading, ordered the temporary shutdown of many businesses, including restaurants, whose operations were confined to take-out orders.

Now, sit-down restaurants are slowly opening their doors, amid the “new normal” shaped by safety guidelines including social distancing, hand sanitizers by the entrance, and checking for body temperatures before being seated and away from other dine-in customers.

“I'm excited; I've been excited,” Bert Duarte said, a photographer and guest relations. “I've been dining since we've been given permission to dine out and into restaurants.”

“I do appreciate the opportunity to dine out again,” said Michael G. Meno, a high school principal. “It is a good escape from home and routines.”