Breaking News
More () »

Renowned restaurant adds mannequins to ease into social distancing rules caused by coronavirus

We're having a 1980s "Mannequin" movie flashback...
Credit: AP
May 14, 2020, in Washington, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

WASHINGTON, Va. — One of the country’s most renowned restaurants says mannequins will add a touch of whimsy and help with coronavirus social distancing rules when customers return to its grand dining room later this month. 

Chef and proprietor of The Inn at Little Washington, Patrick O’Connell, said in a statement that the mannequins are a way to allow plenty of space between real guests and elicit a few smiles and provide some fun photo ops.

Mannequins dressed in fine 1940′s-style attire were already theatrically staged at The Inn, which is tucked in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains about 90 minutes from Washington, D.C.

At NEWS CENTER Maine, we’re focusing our news coverage on the facts and not the fear around the illness. To see our full coverage, visit our coronavirus section, here:  /coronavirus-covid-19

NEWS CENTER Maine Coronavirus Coverage

RELATED: Maine nonprofit builds website to connect community during coronavirus, COVID-19

RELATED: Face mask that lights up when it detects coronavirus being developed

RELATED: The long-term effect social distancing during coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic may have on kids, including depression and anxiety

RELATED: Maine lodging businesses can begin accepting out-of-state reservations

Before You Leave, Check This Out