Nick Hill was excited to get behind the bar. At the end of May he had written the bartender and a student at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for months and live on unemployment. When his local Brown’s Irish Pub during the weekend of Memorial Day has decided to re-open, Hill jumped at the opportunity, especially because of the impact of COVID-19 on his city had been so low width. “I felt completely safe, because I was like, there’s no way I’m going to get the Crown ‘,” says Hill. opened his bar at 25% capacity and then doubled it a couple of weeks later, with stem streaming “Then the fan,” he says Hill starts hit stuff. In early June she started a rumor that a local bartender had been infected. Soon, a waiter at Chili had also tested positive force to close the site. Why seek bartender are knitted near the city he decided Hill tested and is joining very positive, with, say, other employees of his bar. Hill says the bar, which was to appoint him to close temporarily as cases bloated Brownsville. Then feed the Governor Greg Abbott conceded defeat to the virus when it goes out again and new bar and restaurant cut on Friday. Hill has now asked for more than a week at home in quarantine, recovering from a fever and bad cough at night. “In hindsight, it was obviously a bad idea,” says Hill. “All in the valley is to take seriously freaking out now.” Similar scenes are played across the country. The national census of new infections is higher than ever, with 30 states currently higher trend. Young people make up a growing proportion of these cases. And health officials link some clusters of outbreaks in bars, where customers, eager to shake off the loneliness and boredom of quarantine, re-emerged in full force. From Boise to Miami in Scottsdale, photos revelers packing the bars have caught without a mask in sight. Florida on Friday suspended also the consumption of alcohol in the bar after a strong upward trend in the cases they see. This situation has been a nightmare for many bartenders who is forced to Juggle conflicting responsibilities: to earn from their livelihoods after months of unemployment; keep their customers safe without alienating them; to facilitate both relaxed atmosphere and a clean environment. Now, many are concerned that the fate that hit Texas and Florida could happen anywhere to throw an already fragile sector in the current crisis. Lashan Arceneaux, the Vice President of the Houston Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) Bartender recommend using this time to earn a living in an adjacent box-like working in a distillery or do something else to think about all. “This is the down time is to train in something else-a new skill to learn,” he says. “I think COVID showed that the domestic industry of broken bar.” All I see Germs There are more than 600,000 bartender in the country, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many aspects of their work in the social and physical nature of their work areas, low salaries, unreliable shift assignments and often do not have health insurance make them the crown disproportionately vulnerable. close in March, when the crown bars and restaurants across the country, the National Charity Foundation USBG has seen the number of applications for its emergency relief program rocket 5 applications per month to 50 per minute. A total of 300,000 applications poured in, according USBG president and national president Kyle McHugh since the crisis began. The Foundation crawled a fundraiser to pull together, and has distributed $9,000,000 to 30,000 bartenders across the country. But McHugh says that program funds are running low again, and that there are still tens of thousands of bartenders, approved their applications, but not paid. “We are a bit ‘of real necessity that not only have to pay the dollar,” says McHugh. Given this need, it was surprising that many bartenders McHugh returned to work as soon as their re-openings were announced. Another factor not that it was difficult to return if bartender chooses to stay at home, they would lose their ability to collect unemployment. “Many of our members of the hospitality community does not believe that they had a choice,” says McHugh. To reduce the risk factors, some bartenders and owners put strict rules on arrival. In Bar Mateo Zinc Cafe & Market in Los Angeles, a bartender plexiglass separation was installed by guests, for example; trimmings were above the bar behind the switch moves; Chairs were completely removed. In Florida, he returned Kristina side of Panama City, Fl. For auction with a mask and a self-imposed rule behind the bar, as far as possible, the service, avoid at the table. But Page did not know the volume or entertainment, would come under the patronage. “It’s starting to get to do only because many people are still not working,” says her day shift. “And when happy hour starts, it will be really unnerving. Basically, everything I see germs.” Page, who has been a bartender for over 30 years, is particularly nervous about the youngest guests who arrive in the evening and administration it is now statistically crown in greater numbers. “You have not a care in the world,” he says. “He leaned against each other in their respective faces talk about things to do drunk people.” Over the past 30 days, the number of cases in the Bay County area has more than doubled. If the customers are acting recklessly bartenders meet in harrowing situations as a responsible comparison is in danger, just to annoy the people who give the majority of their income for them. McHugh says he has heard stories of sponsors who threaten violence if required wear a mask. Wilton Manors, Florida, a request to the bartender that a customer brought a mask to wear patron spit on him. Back in Brownsville, Hill says he had to defuse a situation with a client who became increasingly agitated, went as his meal. “When I served his whiskey in a plastic cup, it was like, ‘This is so stupid Crown Royal is a premium drink. Can I sh * t do not believe’, says Hill.” It ‘s been really fun. “Inevitably, spreading Although the security measures implemented rigorous bartender and get patrons in-house rules to follow, they are still very much in danger of falling prey to the crown, especially given the many ways in which local bars are intertwined. in the Trophy fish in St . Petersburg, Florida. for example, the Manager restaurant and bar service in September Julio Hernández a separate order counter, tables put six or more feet apart, prohibit people sitting at the bar or even close it is up to him, and implements mask and gloves. things seemed to run smoothly and safely. But then another employee who works at another bar, contracted COVID-19 the restaurant has been forced to temporarily close and undergo a thorough cleaning, the rest of the staff, including Hernández, He tested negative, but he went for 14 days in quarantine, to be sure. The scene of St. Petersburg bar as a whole has been decimated, and now Florida bar are once again not be able to serve customers locally. “When opened, the bar, people abused there. You could see the stripes and watch these bars come down and be like, ‘Man, it is not that the pandemic from happening,'” says Hernández?. “Now, these bars are crickets.” Dr. Krutika Kuppalli, a global health physician and vice president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Global Health Committee, says he will make a number of reasons that major hotspot bars for spreading crown. They often have less than optimal ventilation and strangers from unknown places streamed in and out, with lowered inhibitions that could influence decision-making. “With everything going on in the last week and a half, it’s hard to imagine that people continue to go to this type of social events and get involved,” he says. “It would be in the best interests of the Company Maintain bars closed.” An uncertain future at the moment is the most bars in the United States but still one get completely closed or open only a trickle of patrons. Industry insiders say that the way in which containment was treated impact crown for the entire long-term sector. “I’m afraid my business and look, in fact, my entire profession is a dump sink in a few months longer,” says Aaron DeFeo, the bar on the little ritual owner and manager in Phoenix, where cases locally spiking. DeFeo said first crown, a culture where the bartender also open craft with their unique visions began sweeping across the country to win. After crown, these small businesses that operate on thin margins, they do not receive income for months; recorded a PPP loans is that they have brought further into debt, or expensive re-openings and closing run. Most are rocky waters in late July, intensified as federal unemployment benefits end, stripping that patrons would have to go to the bar for even more disposable income. DeFeo says many choose the old and new owners cut their losses and leave the area so that the bartender potential with significantly fewer job opportunities and consumers with less watering holes to pull up a chair. “I think you’re great expanses of all the abandoned properties,” he says. “And we could be facing a landscape that completely Applebee’s, Chili’s TGIF-type places.” copyright Image courtesy of Zinc Cafe & Market / Bar Mateo.