11 Coronavirus Initiatives From Restaurants and Bars Around the World – And How You Can Help
In the most unprecedented global crisis of our time, the hospitality industry is suffering like never before. While medical staff around the world look after the sick during the Covid-19 pandemic, restaurants and bars are doing their best to feed the hungry while trying to keep their businesses afloat and pay their staff.
But a global industry that thrives on community is working together to pull through. With initiatives from soup kitchens to repurposed grocery stores and employee-relief funds, restaurateurs and bartenders are doing everything they can to help keep our favorite places alive. These restaurants and bars have seen us through a lifetime of celebrations and hard times. Now it’s our turn to show them some love in return. Here’s how:
Here’s how to help restaurants while socially distancing yourself. The restaurant industry might look a lot different once we come out of this pandemic. As social distancing and lockdowns ripple across the nation in an attempt to fight COVID-19, some restaurants won’t be able to handle the lack of income and might tip into bankruptcy. Some might never reopen again. Earlier today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo implemented a 90-day moratorium, or temporary prohibition, on evictions for residents and businesses such as restaurants.
The federal tax-filing deadline has moved to July 15. On Friday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Twitter that the tax-filing deadline will move to July 15, the same day tax payments are due. The IRS will waive penalties and interest on tax payments. New Jersey residents and corporations will be granted the same time to file their state tax income returns and make payments due.