German Cafe Has People Wearing Pool Noodles On Their Heads To Enforce Social Distancing

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With businesses around the world slowly reopening during the coronavirus pandemic, one German cafe has an ingenious way to get people to keep a social distance from each other.

The owners of the Cafe Rothe in Schwerin opened their doors last weekend and to keep people apart from each other they had everyone wear pool noodles on their heads.

Cafe owner Jacqueline Roth talked to CNN about her idea to keep customers apart.


Rothe, 52, told CNN numerous happy customers flocked to the cafe to enjoy a coffee, cake or a beer in the sunshine.
“This was the perfect method to keep customers apart — and a fun one,” she said, explaining that local TV company RTL, which was filming the reopening of cafes and restaurants, came up with the idea.
“It was a perfect gag and of course it was funny, our customers were really into it. But what it did show to us (was) how difficult it is to keep a distance of 1.5 meters (4.9 feet),” said Rothe, who said she was surprised by the attention her photo got in media outlets around the world.

Here’s a video of what the pool noodles look like in action.

We’re likely to see more creative to enforce social distancing during these strange times but as long as everyone is keep safing I don’t see any hard from it.