Restaurant Chain Checking Customers Temperatures Amid COVID-19 Fears

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Source: Mel Melcon/LA Times

A Chinese restaurant chain in California is taking a firm stance against the coronavirus by checking staff and patrons temperatures before they enter the stores.

According to Business Insider, Sichuan Impression – which has several locations in California – will turn away anyone with a temperature of 99.8 or higher.


“We have family in China, so we understand the importance of doing everything we can to protect both our customers and our workers,” co-owner Kelly Xiao told the Orange County Register. “Everybody has a responsibility to do what they can do.”


Sichuan Impression began their temperature policy in late January. Staff are also monitored throughout their shifts.