As states reopen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidelines for avoiding health risks if you plan to visit a restaurant or bar. As the CDC notes, COVID-19 is mostly spread by respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough, or sneeze, as well as from hands touching a contaminated surface.

Gathering in crowded eateries will make it easier for the virus to spread, however, there are steps both customers and restaurant employees can take to limit contact. Here’s what you need to know to safely visit your favorite restaurant.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in restaurants and bars, the CDC recommends both customers and employees follow a number of personal prevention practices. The CDC recommends that restaurants and bars require all guests and employees to wear a face covering except when eating or drinking.

You can read the CDC’s full guidelines on safely visiting reopened restaurants and bars on their website.

Do you plan on dining out as more states begin the reopening process?