P.E.I. Restaurant Association encourages members to wear masks when serving customers

Published July 14, 2020

CHARLOTTETOWN — Working closely with the Government of Prince Edward Island, the Prince Edward Island Restaurant Association is encouraging its members to wear masks while serving customers.

The association sent an email to its members today reinforcing guidance from the P.E.I. Department of Health and Wellness that wearing a non-medical mask is recommended when physical distancing cannot be maintained in the workplace.

“Following this recommendation is not only an important way to show we care about our staff and customers, it’s key to supporting the ongoing recovery of the tourism and hospitality sector on Prince Edward Island,” said P.E.I. Restaurant Association President Carl Nicholson.

“P.E.I.’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison and the rest of the provincial government have been doing an exceptional job keeping Islanders safe. It’s important that we continue to do our part to protect our staff and serve our customers in a responsible manner that builds on the progress we’ve made so far as a province.”

Working closely with Restaurants Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island, the P.E.I. Restaurant Association has provided the Island’s restaurants with a COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Guide to help them comply with evolving public health guidance.

About the Prince Edward Island Restaurant Association

In partnership with Restaurants Canada, the Prince Edward Island Restaurant Association represents the owners and operators of Prince Edward Island’s roughly 400 restaurant and foodservice establishments.

About Restaurants Canada

Restaurants Canada is a national, not-for-profit association advancing the potential of Canada’s diverse and dynamic foodservice industry through member programs, research, advocacy, resources and events. Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s foodservice sector was a $93 billion industry, directly employing 1.2 million people, providing Canada’s number one source of first jobs and serving 22 million customers across the country every day. The industry lost more than 800,000 jobs by April and is on track to lose as much as $44.8 billion in annual sales compared to 2019 due to the impacts of COVID-19.

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For more information, contact:

Carl Nicholson
President
Prince Edward Island Restaurant Association
902-628-7987
carl@peilobstersuppers.com

Luc Erjavec
Vice President, Atlantic Canada
Restaurants Canada
C: 902-209-0804
Toll-free: 1-800-387-5649 ext. 5000
lerjavec@restaurantscanada.org

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