The coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered daily life across the country, with many restaurants, bars and other food service establishments seriously suffering due to temporary government closures and self-isolation efforts from the public.Earlier this week, the National Restaurant Association reported that the industry could lose nearly half of its 15.6 million workers and a quarter of annual sales during the COVID-19 crisis. The organization, which advocates for over 500,000 restaurants in the U.S., has asked the White House and congressional leaders for at least $455 billion in aid to help keep businesses afloat during this difficult timeFor now, foodies can help turn the tables by thinking globally and acting locally to support favorite restaurants in these ways.HOW IS CORONAVIRUS TRANSMITTED?Order takeout or delivery Foodies can help turn the tables by thinking globally and acting locally during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. (iStock)Many establishments have majorly modified their business practices in response to COVID-19, closing dining rooms altogether and limiting orders to drive-thru, takeout or delivery, among other health and safety protocols.As the United States Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said there is no evidence to suggest the virus can be spread through food or food packaging, help your favorite local haunt survive


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