Louisiana, Texas and Missouri will only allow non-essential businesses to reopen if they agree to collect customers’ personal information.
According to NOLA Ready, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the city of New Orleans are creating a “new normal” by forcing bars and restaurants to collect customers’ personal information.
“We know everyone is eager to reopen. It’s not going back to normal; it’s what we’re calling ‘the new normal.’ It will be the data and not the date that drives not only the decision but the phased approach to reopen the City of New Orleans. Today, we are outlining what those guidelines will be for the City”, said Mayor Latoya Cantrell.
As Forbes.com explains the “new normal” is for bars and restaurants to become government snitches.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced business owners will be required to keep logs of the names and contact information of patrons who enter their establishments once the Big Easy reopens to help with contact tracing – a move that Cantrell called part of the new normal, as New Orleans and Louisiana plan to rollback coronavirus restrictions this month.
“Contact tracing just doesn’t involve government alone,” Cantrell said in the Tuesday conference call. Businesses will proactively track the names and the contact information of patrons “as part of the new normal”, Cantrell said.
In Travis County, Texas restaurants will do much more than track customers’ personal information. According to an article in The Austin Eater, restaurants will track customers’ personal information and note exactly when they ate, where they ate, and which employees served them.
Source: Stillness in the Storm