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Collected Item: “Scan Me!”

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Scan Me!

What sort of object is this: text story, photograph, video, audio interview, screenshot, drawing, meme, etc.?

This is a picture that I took.

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

Instead of using reusable menus, to limit what people are touching, Loretta created scannable and paper menus for guests to use. Guests can scan the code on the paper provided, and a link pops up to bring people to the restaurants menu. This is an important part of the pandemic, because people are encouraged not to touch everything they see, so by limiting what people are touching, Loretta has limited the spread of potential germs. When future historians look back on restaurants during the pandemic, they will see how a lot of establishments created scannable menus for their guests. Some people have a difficult time with the snanable menus, which is why the paper menu is offered. People are typically eager to learn how to use the scan menus though, sometimes out of frustration for it not working, but also because of the growing popularity of scanning items with phones.

Use one-word hashtags (separated by commas) to describe your story. For example: Where did it originate? How does this object make you feel? How does this object relate to the pandemic?

#HST241, #CovidMiniCollection, #Suffolk, #Loretta, #Newburyport, #ResturantDuringPandemic #ScanMe!

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Emily Yurkus

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