Americans can still enjoy dining out -- but only if it's "done carefully" and public health measures are followed, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
“If you do indoor dining, you do it in a spaced way where you don't have people sitting right next to each other," Fauci told CNN on Tuesday.
Indoor dining is set to reopen in New York City at 25% capacity on February 14.
Fauci said he knows the economic impact that adhering to public health measures bring to restaurants, but encourages that they try to maintain "good airflow."
"You know, people think sometimes that public health officials are oblivious to the economic considerations -- not at all, I mean, we are very empathetic towards that. But we still have to maintain the public health measures if we're going to get our arms around this outbreak," he added.