Things are looking a little different at the Olympics this year — especially when it comes time to sit down for a meal.
The Olympic dining hall has a very different atmosphere than usual, and it’s all to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The International Olympic Committee and the host city of Tokyo have implemented intense safety protocols to help keep the best athletes in the world healthy when they stop by for a bite to eat.
Some of these elite athletes are even giving us an inside look at the experience, which *spoiler alert* involves a lot of hand sanitizer.
First, masked-up athletes sanitize their hands:
Next, athletes put on a pair of disposable gloves before touching anything inside the dining hall:
Then, they can grab a sanitized tray and pick out what they’d like to eat:
Athletes are then seated at tables separated by clear plexiglass dividers and given sanitizing wipes to further clean their dining area:
Finally, they are permitted to remove their masks and dig in:
And on the way out? A new mask and more hand sanitizer!