If a craft-cocktail institution like the bi-coastal Death & Co. can reopen its locations safely and responsibly, we all can. And the owners are making the tricky “how” part easier by publishing their commitment to safety and newly-implemented best practices for all to see and consider for their own businesses.
Similar to the speakeasy “rules” that have appeared the menus and websites of craft cocktail bars over the last 20 years, the dedicated page lays out the bar’s approach, strategy, and response to COVID in terms of staff/guest interaction and sanitation. Of course, any of these actions alone would have been a good idea in pre-COVID times. Combined, however, they present a convincing new set of standards that all venues might want to implement:
Going one huge step further, Death & Co.’s owners have also made available their comprehensive, downloadable 62-page reopening playbook. Similar to the 96-page Bar & Restaurant Revival Guide that has become a veritable bible for operators, this slick, easy-to-read plan covers everything from training staff to work in the “new normal” and implementing social distancing of guests to maintaining service standards and a step-by-step game plan should a staff member test positive for COVID-19. In the spirit of hospitality, these resources are free to all and sharable. And both tomes are must-reads of the moment for operators looking to open or reopen their doors safely.