WASHINGTON, DC -- MARCH 23: Marcelle Afram, executive chef at Maydan and sister restaurant, Compass Rose, inside Maydan on March 23, 2020. At the time this photo was taken, the restaurant was open for carryout only due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Coronavirus and COVID-19 protocols imposed by local governments to slow the spread of infection have taken a devastating toll on the economy. The restaurant industry is among the hardest hit, and small operations that employ thousands around the region are forced to close or operate at a reduced capacity as they improvise a COVID-19 business plan..â¦. (photo by Andre Chung for The Washington Post)