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The Daily Prep List: 07.08.20


Moving On Up: Why The Restaurant Industry Welcomes Minorities And Immigrants

Forbes 7/8 

In the Black Lives Matter movement, the emphasis has been on income inequality, police brutality, and the lack of jobs and access to economic power that African Americans, Latinos and other minorities lack.

Food Industry Policy

It’s Official: Reopening for San Francisco Restaurants and Bars Is on Indefinite Hold

Eater, San Francisco 7/7

At a press conference Tuesday morning, Mayor London Breed announced that reopening for the city’s bars and restaurants is on hold, and the planned July 13 reopening for dining rooms and outdoor drinking is officially canceled.

These 100+ Sacramento restaurants got federal PPP loans up to $2 million for COVID-19 relief

The Sacramento Bee 7/7

Help was needed, and it came. More than 120 Sacramento restaurants, bars, grocery stores and other food businesses have received federal Paycheck Protection Program loans ranging from $150,000 to $2 million, according to public data made available Monday. More than $520 billion was distributed nationwide to almost 5 million businesses and nonprofits.

Northern California county will issue fines up to $10,000 to businesses not requiring masks

The Sacramento Bee 7/7

With coronavirus cases rising, Yolo County on Tuesday passed an urgency ordinance giving county code officers the authority to fine businesses up to $10,000 for refusing to comply with state and county safety measures, including not requiring patrons to wear masks and allowing indoor dining.

Bay Area scrambles to adjust reopenings: Indoor dining off in S.F.; Napa re-closing venues

San Francisco Chronicle 7/7

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday that the city will not allow indoor restaurant dining to resume next week as planned, the latest setback in a fight to control a virus that is exploding anew across California, which recorded a record 9,000-plus new cases in a 24-hour-period.

Chez Panisse sues insurance provider over coronavirus coverage

San Francisco Chronicle 7/7

Berkeley’s Chez Panisse became the latest high-profile restaurant to sue its insurance company over an alleged refusal to cover losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

San Francisco restaurants react to latest delay to indoor dining due to pandemic

San Francisco Chronicle 7/7

San Francisco restaurants, which last month were given the green light for outdoor meal service, learned on Tuesday they will have to wait indefinitely for indoor dining to return as the state’s coronavirus case count surges. Indoor dining was initially slated to begin on July 13 in San Francisco.

South Bay Confused by ABC’s Notices to Restaurants Friday

NBC Bay Area 7/7

Officers from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control gave notice to restaurants from Gilroy to Morgan Hill to cease all outdoor dining on Friday evening, leaving many city and Santa Clara County officials confused.

On the Side

Support for Black-Owned Small Business Needs to Last Longer Than This Moment

Eater, Los Angeles 7/7

Veteran LA restaurateur Brad Johnson argues that to save small Black-owned businesses, we must also demand Black leadership at the big ones.

The COVID-19 Crisis Will Likely Lead To A Massive Shakeout In The Restaurant Industry

Forbes 7/7

If you’re feeling a bit of whiplash trying to keep up with restaurant reopening regulations, well, that’s because the state-by-state decisions have been a bit dizzying.

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