The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) has penned a fierce rebuttal to a recent article from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) which emphasized the continued risks of dining out.
“Now, more than ever, it is essential that the public has complete and accurate information about the spread of COVID-19,” wrote the association as it shot down the CDC’s publication.
“We still do not find evidence of a systemic spread of COVID-19 coming from restaurants that follow our Texas Restaurant Promise,” it added.
The promise includes the use of masks by customers and staff, social distancing, strict sanitation policy, and screening for symptoms on entry.
The TRA went on to criticize the media’s portrayal of the CDC’s article too.
“The methodology used in the recent CDC article contains numerous flaws, and the results calling out restaurants specifically are not supported by the data nor the methodology.
“Further, many news articles addressing the study have mischaracterized its findings to create compelling—but inaccurate—headlines.”
It also clarified that Texas was not included in the data provided by the CDC, and that the TRA could not find any data indicating coronavirus breakouts linked to Texas restaurants.