LA Chinese Restaurant Tests Customers for Fever Over Coronavirus Threat

Sichuan Impression

Sichuan Impression, a Los Angeles-based Chinese restaurant has announced a temperature screening before customers are allowed to dine at the restaurant as a preventive measure amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, also known as the 2019-nCoV.

The restaurant informed customers on Instagram about its plan to check the temperature of those who wish to dine there. If the person shows any abnormal symptoms such as a fever, Sichuan Impression will immediately assist them to contact the nearest hospital.

 

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Notice to Prevent and Control Wuhan New Coronavirus (nCoV) Our dearest friends of Sichuan Impression, After a Washington state resident was diagnosed with the new coronavirus infection, a second US case was confirmed in Chicago on the 24th. On the same day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a top-level tourist warning for the outbreak in Hubei, China, recommending planned travelers to cancel any unnecessary trips to the area. (from BBC NEWS) As a Chinese restaurant rooted in Los Angeles that aims at thriving the traditional Chinese culinary culture, Sichuan Impression also pays close attention to the development of this new epidemic. According to the news, infections are rapidly spreading across China. We at Sichuan Impression respect and enjoy having our guests who come from all corners of the world. Offering you a healthy and safe dinning environment is also upheld as our top priority. After taking careful consideration, we wish to adopt the following prevention and control measures and we sincerely ask for the cooperation from each and every guest: 1. We will use infrared thermometer to measure the temperature of each guest who comes to dine; 2. If any abnormal symptom, such as fever, is identified, we will immediately assist to contact the nearest medical service; 3. If you refuse to cooperate with the temperature measurement, we have to regretfully deny the service to you for the time being; 4. We encourage everyone to order “to-go” for the time being, and will offer 5% off discount for the entire order. It has been 6 years since Sichuan Impression opened, and to treat everyone who comes to dine equally has always been our basic principle. We are grateful for your cooperation during this extraordinary period. Sichuan Impression January 26,2020 #sichuanimpression #锦城里

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If they refuse to cooperate, the restaurant will deny them service.

“As a Chinese restaurant rooted in Los Angeles that aims at thriving the traditional Chinese culinary culture, Sichuan Impression also pays close attention to the development of this new epidemic,” the restaurant wrote.

“We at Sichuan Impression respect and enjoy having our guests who come from all corners of the world,” Sichuan Impression added. “Offering you a healthy and safe dining environment is also upheld as our top priority.”

During this time, the restaurant is encouraging everyone to order to-go and has even offered a 5% discount for all to-go orders.

“It has been 6 years since Sichuan Impression opened, and to treat everyone who comes to dine equally has always been our basic principle,” the restaurant said.

The decision came days after it was announced that there were several confirmed cases of the 2019-nCo in the United States.

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