The vertical plastic sheeting trend is awful. It traps airflow and makes the restaurant/arcade look like an ICU.
The answer will be certified air filtration and high fresh airflow. Like ERV units on steroids. Perhaps with ducting and fans everywhere.
Restaurants and bars are in a much trickier situation because you can’t eat and drink with a mask on. Real tough.
It’s gonna be rough for a lot of businesses. Worse also because a lot of folks understandably aren’t going down without a fight... which will mean business as usual for a couple of weeks before the second wave hits.
Buckle up. Many infection curves have not yet peaked. If we open at the crest with every state and business doing things their own way... we’ll easily go over 100k deaths by summer, if not enter a whole new much darker paradigm as with the Spanish Flu. The second summer wave was by far the worst.
Masks on, high CFM constant fresh airflow or certified air purification, no gloves, no eating or drinking in the touch zone, wash hands before and after entry.
Not a pretty recipe, but it’ll be about as safe as it gets for the moment.