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The Daily Prep List: 06.16.21


California has reopened, but not everyone can go maskless

ABC 30 6/15

Sal’s Restaurant welcomed back a larger lunchtime crowd and customers noticed the entire staff still wearing masks because Cal/OSHA rules remain in place for employers. “We still have to have our employees wear masks in the workplace,” says Lorraine Salazar.

Many Bay Area restaurants are setting their own masking rules despite state’s reopening

San Francisco Chronicle 6/15

At some restaurants, owners say they’ll continue requiring masks for employees to make diners feel more comfortable. At others, workers will soon get to decide whether to mask up. Many restaurants will no longer expect diners to wear masks — but people should keep a mask in their pocket, just in case they wander into a spot that still mandates face coverings.

Food Industry Policy

‘We’ve missed you all.’ COVID restrictions lift in Fresno. What restaurants are saying

The Fresno Bee 6/15 

After more than a year of strict COVID-19 restrictions in the Fresno area, life moved a little closer to normal at restaurants and other businesses on Tuesday.

‘Customers will need to learn that the restaurant business will never be the same again’

Boston Globe 6/15

What needs to change for restaurants post-pandemic? The industry weighs in.

On the Side

Judges Halt Race and Gender Priority for Restaurant Relief Grants

The New York Times 6/15

Approvals for thousands of Restaurant Revitalization Fund applicants were rescinded after court orders struck down a policy that favored historically underserved groups.

Bar that defied COVID rules, sparked protests, evicted in California, officials say

The Fresno Bee 6/15

A California restaurant has been evicted after defying state and local coronavirus orders and after the bar owner was arrested multiple times, according to officials. The Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill in Burbank was evicted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, city officials said.

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