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2020-05-08 6:33:43 AM  
What's next?  Subby discovers underarm deodorant.
 
2020-05-08 9:52:00 AM  
Security theater at restaurants.  Cant wait to go through restaurant TSA checkpoints.
 
2020-05-08 9:52:40 AM  
People rushing to get out into crowded rooms with strangers are the same people who will lie about having symptoms to the gatekeeper.  "Yes, yes, I'm feeling fine; now get me my feedbag!"
 
2020-05-08 9:53:08 AM  
It's probably just going to be temperature checks.  We have a nurse that shows up at our factory at the start of each shift, if she's not present the previous shift supervisor typically does the checks for the next shift.  It's far from fool proof but at least it makes people stay home when they have a fever... like they should have been doing anyway, but it's mostly just to make people feel a little safer.
 
2020-05-08 9:55:30 AM  
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2020-05-08 10:03:28 AM  
I'll take a prostate exam from our new UPS guy. Dude is HOT.
 
2020-05-08 10:37:53 AM  

electricjebus: It's probably just going to be temperature checks.  We have a nurse that shows up at our factory at the start of each shift, if she's not present the previous shift supervisor typically does the checks for the next shift.  It's far from fool proof but at least it makes people stay home when they have a fever... like they should have been doing anyway, but it's mostly just to make people feel a little safer.


Temp checks are a waste of time.

A client of mine had been doing them for a month before they got access to swab tests. They then tested the whole employee base and 30% were positive. All but 2 asymptomatic, but that's another show.
 
2020-05-08 10:52:44 AM  
WORKER: Do you have a fever or feel sick?
ME: Nope.
WORKER: OK, how can I help you today?

Is gonna be a waste of time. "Screening" for illness is dumb. Temperature checks are stupid. Everybody has a different normal body temp. After no more than a week, they're gonna stop doing it altogether.
 
2020-05-08 11:52:13 AM  

MugzyBrown: Temp checks are a waste of time.


So, you think catching the symptomatic Infected isn't worthwhile? If you have 10 Infected coming in on a given shift, and you catch 8 of them because they are feverish, haven't you just reduced viral load in the restaurant by 80%? Doesn't seem like a waste of time to me; every little bit to reduce the numbers of The Infected in the vicinity of others cuts down on transmission.
 
2020-05-08 11:56:19 AM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: WORKER: Do you have a fever or feel sick?
ME: Nope.
WORKER: OK, how can I help you today?

Is gonna be a waste of time. "Screening" for illness is dumb. Temperature checks are stupid. Everybody has a different normal body temp. After no more than a week, they're gonna stop doing it altogether.


"The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). Some studies have shown that the "normal" body temperature can have a wide range, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) most often means you have a fever caused by an infection or illness"

get used to it, there gonna be everywhere until there's a vaccine

/businesses will need to do it to cover their asses
 
2020-05-08 12:05:22 PM  

Shaggy_C: MugzyBrown: Temp checks are a waste of time.

So, you think catching the symptomatic Infected isn't worthwhile? If you have 10 Infected coming in on a given shift, and you catch 8 of them because they are feverish, haven't you just reduced viral load in the restaurant by 80%? Doesn't seem like a waste of time to me; every little bit to reduce the numbers of The Infected in the vicinity of others cuts down on transmission.


For every person you catch, you're letting in one asymptomatic person.  It gives a false sense of security.
 
2020-05-08 12:07:51 PM  

Shaggy_C: So, you think catching the symptomatic Infected isn't worthwhile? If you have 10 Infected coming in on a given shift, and you catch 8 of them because they are feverish, haven't you just reduced viral load in the restaurant by 80%? Doesn't seem like a waste of time to me; every little bit to reduce the numbers of The Infected in the vicinity of others cuts down on transmission


If you have 10 infected coming in you'll may catch 1 with temp checks
 
2020-05-08 12:18:44 PM  

Jeebus Saves: For every person you catch, you're letting in one asymptomatic person. It gives a false sense of security.


Until we have rapid testing or some kind it's kind of the least we can do. I'd prefer restaurants stay takeaway only, but...We get the governments we deserve.

MugzyBrown: If you have 10 infected coming in you'll may catch 1 with temp checks


So, why bother with the self-isolation, then? Why shouldn't people just go out if they have a fever and cough? After all, there are way more asymptomatic Infected out there so, really, what's one more disease vector.
 
2020-05-08 12:20:10 PM  
Nothing a few Tylenol won't fix.
 
2020-05-08 12:20:41 PM  

Shaggy_C: So, why bother with the self-isolation, then? Why shouldn't people just go out if they have a fever and cough? After all, there are way more asymptomatic Infected out there so, really, what's one more disease vector.


You figured it out, we're all wasting our time.

Cuomo said as much recently without realizing it when he revealed a huge percentage of new cases are from people have been isolating.
 
2020-05-08 12:24:06 PM  
God knows what the cable guy will need to check out.
 
2020-05-08 12:24:48 PM  

Shaggy_C: Jeebus Saves: For every person you catch, you're letting in one asymptomatic person. It gives a false sense of security.

Until we have rapid testing or some kind it's kind of the least we can do. I'd prefer restaurants stay takeaway only, but...We get the governments we deserve.


That's kind of the thing, isn't it?  Instead of telling the government to knock off the theater and do it right, people are going to accept this pointless measure and not push for something better.  Questionnaires and temp checks are just an act to make it look like someone came up with a solution.
 
2020-05-08 12:29:07 PM  
Is subby trying to get a bag of dicks to eat?
 
2020-05-08 12:32:31 PM  

Jeebus Saves: Shaggy_C: Jeebus Saves: For every person you catch, you're letting in one asymptomatic person. It gives a false sense of security.

Until we have rapid testing or some kind it's kind of the least we can do. I'd prefer restaurants stay takeaway only, but...We get the governments we deserve.

That's kind of the thing, isn't it?  Instead of telling the government to knock off the theater and do it right, people are going to accept this pointless measure and not push for something better.  Questionnaires and temp checks are just an act to make it look like someone came up with a solution.


nobody is going to make you un-isolate if you don't want to, if you think all of this is a waste of time, just don't go out

but for people who want to get back out there, you're gonna need to screen them, even if it's only 50% effective
 
2020-05-08 12:36:43 PM  

petec: but for people who want to get back out there, you're gonna need to screen them, even if it's only 50% effective


no, you don't need to screen anybody. The people out there are all going out their willingly.
 
2020-05-08 12:44:14 PM  

petec: Jeebus Saves: Shaggy_C: Jeebus Saves: For every person you catch, you're letting in one asymptomatic person. It gives a false sense of security.

Until we have rapid testing or some kind it's kind of the least we can do. I'd prefer restaurants stay takeaway only, but...We get the governments we deserve.

That's kind of the thing, isn't it?  Instead of telling the government to knock off the theater and do it right, people are going to accept this pointless measure and not push for something better.  Questionnaires and temp checks are just an act to make it look like someone came up with a solution.

nobody is going to make you un-isolate if you don't want to, if you think all of this is a waste of time, just don't go out

but for people who want to get back out there, you're gonna need to screen them, even if it's only 50% effective


That's not acceptable.  Demand more from your government.  They're making people jump through hoops to make it look like they're doing something.  If it's 50% effective, that still means the restaurant is filled with carriers.  We're losing all perspective on this.  Let things open up with effective safeguards in place and people can take their chances.  Or have the government reimburse businesses for lost revenue.  There wouldn't be a clamoring for things to reopen if peoples livelihoods weren't at stake.  Doing these little dog and pony shows is just allowing the politicians to wash their hands of things.
 
2020-05-08 12:51:44 PM  

petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: WORKER: Do you have a fever or feel sick?
ME: Nope.
WORKER: OK, how can I help you today?

Is gonna be a waste of time. "Screening" for illness is dumb. Temperature checks are stupid. Everybody has a different normal body temp. After no more than a week, they're gonna stop doing it altogether.

"The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). Some studies have shown that the "normal" body temperature can have a wide range, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) most often means you have a fever caused by an infection or illness"

get used to it, there gonna be everywhere until there's a vaccine

/businesses will need to do it to cover their asses


Yeah, they're not. They'll do a half-assed attempt, then drop it. Nobody is gonna be able to get money out of McDonald's because they caught the 'rona there.
 
2020-05-08 1:02:16 PM  
Subby appears to have stumbled upon Trump's healthcare plan.
 
2020-05-08 1:15:29 PM  

Jeebus Saves: petec: Jeebus Saves: Shaggy_C: Jeebus Saves: For every person you catch, you're letting in one asymptomatic person. It gives a false sense of security.

Until we have rapid testing or some kind it's kind of the least we can do. I'd prefer restaurants stay takeaway only, but...We get the governments we deserve.

That's kind of the thing, isn't it?  Instead of telling the government to knock off the theater and do it right, people are going to accept this pointless measure and not push for something better.  Questionnaires and temp checks are just an act to make it look like someone came up with a solution.

nobody is going to make you un-isolate if you don't want to, if you think all of this is a waste of time, just don't go out

but for people who want to get back out there, you're gonna need to screen them, even if it's only 50% effective

That's not acceptable.  Demand more from your government.  They're making people jump through hoops to make it look like they're doing something.  If it's 50% effective, that still means the restaurant is filled with carriers.  We're losing all perspective on this.  Let things open up with effective safeguards in place and people can take their chances.  Or have the government reimburse businesses for lost revenue.  There wouldn't be a clamoring for things to reopen if peoples livelihoods weren't at stake.  Doing these little dog and pony shows is just allowing the politicians to wash their hands of things.


the businesses are going to do it (not the govt), if you refuse to be screened, you'll be refused entry

mostly to cover their asses from lawsuits if someone claims they got sick form being at said establishment

and, yes, I do understand it's not going to eliminate all carriers or transmissions
 
2020-05-08 1:24:08 PM  

petec: Jeebus Saves: petec: Jeebus Saves: Shaggy_C: Jeebus Saves: For every person you catch, you're letting in one asymptomatic person. It gives a false sense of security.

Until we have rapid testing or some kind it's kind of the least we can do. I'd prefer restaurants stay takeaway only, but...We get the governments we deserve.

That's kind of the thing, isn't it?  Instead of telling the government to knock off the theater and do it right, people are going to accept this pointless measure and not push for something better.  Questionnaires and temp checks are just an act to make it look like someone came up with a solution.

nobody is going to make you un-isolate if you don't want to, if you think all of this is a waste of time, just don't go out

but for people who want to get back out there, you're gonna need to screen them, even if it's only 50% effective

That's not acceptable.  Demand more from your government.  They're making people jump through hoops to make it look like they're doing something.  If it's 50% effective, that still means the restaurant is filled with carriers.  We're losing all perspective on this.  Let things open up with effective safeguards in place and people can take their chances.  Or have the government reimburse businesses for lost revenue.  There wouldn't be a clamoring for things to reopen if peoples livelihoods weren't at stake.  Doing these little dog and pony shows is just allowing the politicians to wash their hands of things.

the businesses are going to do it (not the govt), if you refuse to be screened, you'll be refused entry

mostly to cover their asses from lawsuits if someone claims they got sick form being at said establishment

and, yes, I do understand it's not going to eliminate all carriers or transmissions


The government is going to require that if a restaurant wants to open.  That's what the article is about.  So maybe tell them to fark off with the bullshiat instead of taking a big heaping spoonful of it.
 
2020-05-08 1:26:44 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: WORKER: Do you have a fever or feel sick?
ME: Nope.
WORKER: OK, how can I help you today?

Is gonna be a waste of time. "Screening" for illness is dumb. Temperature checks are stupid. Everybody has a different normal body temp. After no more than a week, they're gonna stop doing it altogether.

"The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). Some studies have shown that the "normal" body temperature can have a wide range, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) most often means you have a fever caused by an infection or illness"

get used to it, there gonna be everywhere until there's a vaccine

/businesses will need to do it to cover their asses

Yeah, they're not. They'll do a half-assed attempt, then drop it. Nobody is gonna be able to get money out of McDonald's because they caught the 'rona there.


so, if your boss says you need to be screened every day to go back to work, you're gonna take a pass?

it may all be theater, but you're gonna have to play a part if you want to be on stage
 
2020-05-08 1:30:19 PM  

petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: WORKER: Do you have a fever or feel sick?
ME: Nope.
WORKER: OK, how can I help you today?

Is gonna be a waste of time. "Screening" for illness is dumb. Temperature checks are stupid. Everybody has a different normal body temp. After no more than a week, they're gonna stop doing it altogether.

"The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). Some studies have shown that the "normal" body temperature can have a wide range, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) most often means you have a fever caused by an infection or illness"

get used to it, there gonna be everywhere until there's a vaccine

/businesses will need to do it to cover their asses

Yeah, they're not. They'll do a half-assed attempt, then drop it. Nobody is gonna be able to get money out of McDonald's because they caught the 'rona there.

so, if your boss says you need to be screened every day to go back to work, you're gonna take a pass?

it may all be theater, but you're gonna have to play a part if you want to be on stage


I'm saying restaurants "screening" for COVID-19 is a waste of time. Also, per the article, this is happening in California. Not the entire country. I'm already back in the office here. I think most of us know by now how dumb "screening" by non-medical personnel is.
 
2020-05-08 1:30:31 PM  

Jeebus Saves: petec: Jeebus Saves: petec: Jeebus Saves: Shaggy_C: Jeebus Saves: For every person you catch, you're letting in one asymptomatic person. It gives a false sense of security.

Until we have rapid testing or some kind it's kind of the least we can do. I'd prefer restaurants stay takeaway only, but...We get the governments we deserve.

That's kind of the thing, isn't it?  Instead of telling the government to knock off the theater and do it right, people are going to accept this pointless measure and not push for something better.  Questionnaires and temp checks are just an act to make it look like someone came up with a solution.

nobody is going to make you un-isolate if you don't want to, if you think all of this is a waste of time, just don't go out

but for people who want to get back out there, you're gonna need to screen them, even if it's only 50% effective

That's not acceptable.  Demand more from your government.  They're making people jump through hoops to make it look like they're doing something.  If it's 50% effective, that still means the restaurant is filled with carriers.  We're losing all perspective on this.  Let things open up with effective safeguards in place and people can take their chances.  Or have the government reimburse businesses for lost revenue.  There wouldn't be a clamoring for things to reopen if peoples livelihoods weren't at stake.  Doing these little dog and pony shows is just allowing the politicians to wash their hands of things.

the businesses are going to do it (not the govt), if you refuse to be screened, you'll be refused entry

mostly to cover their asses from lawsuits if someone claims they got sick form being at said establishment

and, yes, I do understand it's not going to eliminate all carriers or transmissions

The government is going to require that if a restaurant wants to open.  That's what the article is about.  So maybe tell them to fark off with the bullshiat instead of taking a big heaping spoonful of it.


and the restaurant will do it, so they can open

/they could choose to not do it
//and not open
//the govt is not forcing them to screen people
 
2020-05-08 1:33:51 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: WORKER: Do you have a fever or feel sick?
ME: Nope.
WORKER: OK, how can I help you today?

Is gonna be a waste of time. "Screening" for illness is dumb. Temperature checks are stupid. Everybody has a different normal body temp. After no more than a week, they're gonna stop doing it altogether.

"The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). Some studies have shown that the "normal" body temperature can have a wide range, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) most often means you have a fever caused by an infection or illness"

get used to it, there gonna be everywhere until there's a vaccine

/businesses will need to do it to cover their asses

Yeah, they're not. They'll do a half-assed attempt, then drop it. Nobody is gonna be able to get money out of McDonald's because they caught the 'rona there.

so, if your boss says you need to be screened every day to go back to work, you're gonna take a pass?

it may all be theater, but you're gonna have to play a part if you want to be on stage

I'm saying restaurants "screening" for COVID-19 is a waste of time. Also, per the article, this is happening in California. Not the entire country. I'm already back in the office here. I think most of us know by now how dumb "screening" by non-medical personnel is.


I think even the greeter at wallyworld could run one of these without too much difficulty

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2020-05-08 1:38:22 PM  
petec:
I'm saying restaurants "screening" for COVID-19 is a waste of time. Also, per the article, this is happening in California. Not the entire country. I'm already back in the office here. I think most of us know by now how dumb "screening" by non-medical personnel is.

I think even the greeter at wallyworld could run one of these without too much difficulty
[cdn.shopify.com image 800x800]


Right. So first, the greeter at Walmart is gonna scan everybody's temperature, and then tell every single person who scans higher than whatever the set point is to GTFO. And every restaurant is going to do the same, tell customers (after having almost no customers for a couple months) who have a "fever" to just leave and not come back until their temperature is at an acceptable level. Or stand there and argue with a customer who says they're perfectly fine but their temperature "runs hot" or they just came in out of 100 degree heat or whatever. LOL, I see lots of amusing Fark headlines coming out of this plan. So there's that.
 
2020-05-08 1:44:06 PM  

petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: WORKER: Do you have a fever or feel sick?
ME: Nope.
WORKER: OK, how can I help you today?

Is gonna be a waste of time. "Screening" for illness is dumb. Temperature checks are stupid. Everybody has a different normal body temp. After no more than a week, they're gonna stop doing it altogether.

"The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). Some studies have shown that the "normal" body temperature can have a wide range, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) most often means you have a fever caused by an infection or illness"

get used to it, there gonna be everywhere until there's a vaccine

/businesses will need to do it to cover their asses

Yeah, they're not. They'll do a half-assed attempt, then drop it. Nobody is gonna be able to get money out of McDonald's because they caught the 'rona there.

so, if your boss says you need to be screened every day to go back to work, you're gonna take a pass?

it may all be theater, but you're gonna have to play a part if you want to be on stage

I'm saying restaurants "screening" for COVID-19 is a waste of time. Also, per the article, this is happening in California. Not the entire country. I'm already back in the office here. I think most of us know by now how dumb "screening" by non-medical personnel is.

I think even the greeter at wallyworld could run one of these without too much difficulty

[cdn.shopify.com image 800x800]


Have you read anything about people that have a fever from this virus?  From what I've read, you're not exactly up for going out and getting a Moons Over My Hammy from your local Denny's.  Screening is theater that is going to serve no purpose.  It's not something you should allow your politicians to get away with so they can look like they're helping.
 
2020-05-08 1:53:53 PM  
well, unless either of you have a better plan....
 
2020-05-08 2:24:59 PM  
"Restaurant workers will be required to screen diners for COVID 19. What next? Uber drivers administering PAP smears? Garbage men performing colonoscopies?"


Fark is not your personal erotica site subby.
 
2020-05-08 5:08:07 PM  

Jeebus Saves: petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: WORKER: Do you have a fever or feel sick?
ME: Nope.
WORKER: OK, how can I help you today?

Is gonna be a waste of time. "Screening" for illness is dumb. Temperature checks are stupid. Everybody has a different normal body temp. After no more than a week, they're gonna stop doing it altogether.

"The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). Some studies have shown that the "normal" body temperature can have a wide range, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) most often means you have a fever caused by an infection or illness"

get used to it, there gonna be everywhere until there's a vaccine

/businesses will need to do it to cover their asses

Yeah, they're not. They'll do a half-assed attempt, then drop it. Nobody is gonna be able to get money out of McDonald's because they caught the 'rona there.

so, if your boss says you need to be screened every day to go back to work, you're gonna take a pass?

it may all be theater, but you're gonna have to play a part if you want to be on stage

I'm saying restaurants "screening" for COVID-19 is a waste of time. Also, per the article, this is happening in California. Not the entire country. I'm already back in the office here. I think most of us know by now how dumb "screening" by non-medical personnel is.

I think even the greeter at wallyworld could run one of these without too much difficulty

[cdn.shopify.com image 800x800]

Have you read anything about people that have a fever from this virus?  From what I've read, you're not exactly up for going out and getting a Moons Over My Hammy from your local Denny's.  Screening is theater that is going to serve no purpose.  It's not something you should allow your politicians to get away with so they can look like they're helping.


... so just like the TSA! (Have lost boxwrenches and wire strippers to the TSA. Have freaked out going to the secured airport bar opening my backpack and realizing they didnt releave me of a utility knife... a couple times...)
 
2020-05-08 6:33:55 PM  
how is that asinine?

i would LOVE to get a test and know if I was someone infecting other people without even knowing it.

temperature check is pointless, however
 
2020-05-08 9:09:24 PM  

edmo: God knows what the cable guy will need to check out.


Don't be fatuous, Jeffrey.
 
2020-05-08 10:39:09 PM  

petec: Smelly Pirate Hooker: WORKER: Do you have a fever or feel sick?
ME: Nope.
WORKER: OK, how can I help you today?

Is gonna be a waste of time. "Screening" for illness is dumb. Temperature checks are stupid. Everybody has a different normal body temp. After no more than a week, they're gonna stop doing it altogether.

"The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). Some studies have shown that the "normal" body temperature can have a wide range, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) most often means you have a fever caused by an infection or illness"

get used to it, there gonna be everywhere until there's a vaccine

/businesses will need to do it to cover their asses


I tend to run cold, myself. 96.5-97.5 is my average. 98.6 for me would be a low-grade fever.
 
2020-05-09 1:56:34 AM  
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