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What will buffets look like upon reopening?

Posted at 10:11 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 01:11:10-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Eating out and dining at a buffet is what some people are missing during the pandemic.

There is no timeline just yet released by Gov. Sisolak for these businesses to reopen fully, and several owners are assessing their situations.

"We do have a couple of members to hand out plates of food. So that looks to be one change moving forward," said Sonny Vinuya, president of the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce.

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Thanks to COVID-19, the dining experience for everyone involved may be very different from what it was in the past.

For workers, Vinuya said it could mean for them to wear new masks with restaurants having hand sanitizing right by the door along with social distancing.

Jillian Kwon, manager of Yama Sushi, told 13 Action News that nothing had been decided just yet, but she has seen some of the changes implemented in other states that will reopen soon, like Texas.

Kwon said possible changes to the sushi bar could happen to accommodate proper social distancing.

"Those are the kind of things we have to come up with are ideas to protect our customers and also our employees," Kwon said.

13 Action News reached out to several casinos about their future reopening buffet plans, but those calls were not immediately returned.