Without guidance from Sacramento county health officials, restaurants take individual approaches to worker safety amid omicron surge
On a recent Monday at Binchoyaki in Southside Park, people were lined up under the restaurant’s awning, but they weren’t waiting for food. They were waiting to be tested for COVID-19.
California’s new workplace COVID-19 rules take effect this week. Here’s what to know
Sacramento Bee 1/12
California’s COVID-19 workplace rules are set to change Friday with more stringent requirements taking effect for employee testing and mask-wearing.
Food Industry Policy
SoCal Businesses Sue Insurance Companies For Denying COVID-Related Claims
A number of Southern California businesses have sued various insurance companies, claiming the insurers breached contracts by denying coverage for certain losses due to COVID-19.
Survey: Majority of San Francisco restaurants in favor of booster mandate
Across the Bay Area and the country, restaurants have been particularly hard hit by omicron. Between staff testing positive or being exposed, many eateries have had to close because they haven’t had enough bodies to run the place.
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Solano County Noodles & Company restaurant part of 55-location California franchise deal
The North Bay Business Journal 1/12
A Colorado-based chain of pasta-focused fast-casual restaurants on Monday said it inked a deal with a multibrand franchisee in Los Angeles to take over its expansion in California.
S.F. expects 15% of office workers to stay remote permanently. How much will it affect the economy?
San Francisco Chronicle 1/12
San Francisco officials predict that around 15% of office workers will stay remote when the economy is expected to stabilize in 2023, a major shift that would permanently hurt business tax revenue, according to a report released Wednesday.