By Annie Thelen

Frontline workers continue to face the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic by staying in public spaces and exposing themselves to COVID-19 daily.

This study shows that line cooks and other restaurant employees were at high risk for contracting the coronavirus due to in-person work settings.

One Kalamazoo tavern stayed open during the pandemic despite moving to take-out only until Michigan’s ban on in-restaurant dining was lifted on Feb. 1, 2021. Its workers continue to stay positive and stay safe as the pandemic continues and increased food safety standards remain. This restaurant asked to remain unnamed for the sake of keeping its employees safe from harassment.

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