California restaurants envision big changes in reopening

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California restaurants have drafted a plan to guide the industry’s reopening. The recommendations obtained by The Associated Press envision a changed world within dining rooms. An industry built on face-to-face contact is seeking ways to safely conduct business and avoid spreading the coronavirus. The plan from the California Restaurant Association will be submitted to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday. It suggests servers wear masks, recommends eliminating buffets and salad bars, and calls for far more cleaning. Newsom predicted Thursday that eateries in some counties could be open as soon as a week or so, after the state issues guidelines Tuesday.