Amid the global panic surrounding the new disease known as COVID-19, there has been one major misconception that is hurting local businesses nationwide.
The question being whether or not it is safe to eat ethnic food.
Feb. 2 New York City held a public information session on the new disease. The session was held by the Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College.
Medical experts, elected officials and city and state health departments gathered to answer questions regarding the outbreak.
According to a Forbes article, ‘Coronavirus: Here Are 10 Misconceptions Being Spread’, one audience member asked, “Is it safe to eat Chinese food?”.
Eating ethnic food puts no individual in harm’s way of the virus.
Meanwhile, grocery store shelves are emptying out at a rapid pace. People are buying up food supplies, toilet paper and other necessities such as hand sanitizer. While, it’s smart to be cautious this can hurt the local businesses, especially the ethnic restaurants where people could be uninformed about.
According to CNBC, some ethnic restaurants “have lost about 40% of revenue” while others in major cities have lost upwards to 70% due to misconceptions surrounding the ethnic community businesses.
These are perilous times, and this is the perfect chance to support your local ethnic restaurants whether you want to eat-in or get takeout.
Greensburg has some of the best ethnic food options to choose from. Check out what the city has to offer below!
If you want to be cautious and not eat out at all to avoid crowded areas but still want to support local businesses, a safe alternative is to purchase a gift card from your favorite restaurant. That way, they are still making money while you get to spend that gift card at a later time.
Just remember to always wash your hands no matter what is going on! Also if you don’t feel good, don’t risk letting others get sick at your expense!
1075 S Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601
China King can be found right off of Rt. 119 in downtown Greensburg. Also, another Chinese restaurant of Greensburg. They offer delicious options and are well-known lo-mein bowls and vegetable spring rolls.