Aladdin is Moving to Alfresco Dining
Governor Newsom has put out a new decree requiring the temporary suspension of indoor dining after a recent surge in coronavirus cases. A spike in cases saw daily highs of more than 400 cases, and a positive test rate of 7%. While San Diego county has been improving in their infection rates, they are still above the safety threshold of 100 infections per 100,000 (as of this writing, about 137.)
Right now health officials in San Diego county say that indoor dining is unsafe due to lack of ventilation and having many people unmasked in a small area. Recent research shows that how much virus you get exposed to can dictate how sick you get, if you become infected. With this in mind, moving to outdoor dining is a sensible step, and one we support.
Outdoor seating in comparison is relatively safe, with a fresh breeze helping to disperse the virus, and more room for social distancing. It’s a practical solution, and we welcome the opportunity to serve you Alfresco at this time.
We will be restricted to outdoor dining for at least the next three weeks, but will hopefully be allowed to return to some indoor seating again after that
We will keep you updated on any changes to regulations as they come up. We care very much about your safety, and the safety of our staff, and will do everything we can to keep you safe and healthy during this time.
Mediterranean food has always been about good health, good flavor, and coming together with friends and family. While for the time being we have to do what it takes to stay safe, we are committed to making your experience at Aladdin’s a safe and healthy one.
If you are from an at-risk group, or prefer not to dine-in at this time, we are still offering delivery and curbside pickup as well for your convenience.
What you can do to limit your risk
Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease that is transmitted through the droplets that we breathe. Even people who do not show symptoms or are pre-symptomatic can transmit the disease if they are infected. You can limit your risk through:
- Wearing a mask
This doesn’t just protect you, but protects those around you. Wear a mask when it is impossible to social distance, such as in a crowded store. Our seats have been set up to socially distance for you, and our staff will be masked to protect you.
- Wash your hands
Washing your hands for at least 30 seconds, using hot soapy water, is one of the best ways to stay safe. If you touch a high-contact surface, and then touch your face, you can inadvertantly bring the virus near your face. Washing your hands can help lower your risk and make it harder for the virus to spread.
- Practice good social distancing
When out in public, the best way to limit your risk is to practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet apart when around other people, and mask up if you are getting closer than 6 feet.