Workers worry about safety, stress as states ease mask rules
The Fresno Bee 3/7
As more jurisdictions join Texas, Mississippi and other states in lifting mask mandates and easing restrictions on businesses, many essential workers — including bartenders, restaurant servers and retail workers — are relieved by changes that might help the economy but also concerned they could make them less safe amid a pandemic that health experts warn is far from over.
House Turned Restaurant: Santa Barbara County Cooks Can Sell Home-Cooked Meals
Santa Barbara Independent 3/4
Private residences turned local take-out restaurants may be the latest development in the food retail industry as the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve an ordinance that would permit direct sales of home-cooked meals to customers.
Food Industry Policy
How Can Restaurants Ensure Safety as They Reopen?
FSR Magazine 3/8
The pandemic has shifted the discussion about food safety to focus on the overall safety of the full-service restaurant environment, in addition to the food they serve. Driving this shift are new consumer demands for total transparency. Full-service restaurants have an urgent need to assure guests that if they are open, then it is safe for guests to come in and enjoy a meal.
The business winners in Biden’s relief package: Restaurants, concert venues and airplane manufacturers
The Washington Post 3/7
Restaurants, concert venues and airplane manufacturers all stand to benefit from the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package the Senate approved Saturday. They are among the few industries that won targeted help in the massive spending bill.
On the Side
A ‘Dreamer’ living the American dream succeeds in the restaurant business
Union News Daily 3/8
For Lizeth Morales, the owner of Union’s El Gordo restaurant on Morris Avenue, her success story almost never happened.
Indoor dining in the Bay Area may be risky even if you’re vaccinated, health experts say
San Francisco Chronicle 3/8
Just because indoor dining is available now in the Bay Area, you shouldn’t necessarily do it yet — even if you’re vaccinated, according to infectious disease experts.