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Closed during coronavirus: Peninsula owners on why they shut down their restaurants completely

Original post made on Mar 26, 2020

We asked several owners to share their perspectives on closing their businesses, how they're dealing with all the uncertainty and the fate of the local food industry in the age of the coronavirus.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 26, 2020, 7:37 AM

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Posted by chris
a resident of University South
on Mar 26, 2020 at 6:27 pm

There should be a special permitting process for these times, with very close supervision by county health authorities of the limited number of restaurants allowed to continue to operate. Most kitchens are not well set up for social distancing.

Fortunately, workers and businesses will be getting a reasonable amount of funding from the Federal government.


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Posted by Trump fired the national pandemic team
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Mar 26, 2020 at 6:40 pm

> Fortunately, workers and businesses will be getting a reasonable amount of funding from the Federal government.

Define "reasonable", please. Workers have to be furloughed or laid off to collect UI.


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Posted by YP
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 26, 2020 at 7:42 pm

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a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:01 pm

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Posted by Kelly
a resident of Menlo Park
on Mar 27, 2020 at 9:45 am

We are very grateful to those who are still open, especially our neighborhood favorites Naomi Sushi and Bistro Vida in Menlo Park. I feel way safer doing a 1-minute pickup from a trusted restaurant than trying to gather equivalent amount of ingredients in decimated grocery stores. I understand it's hard to stay open at this time (and have nothing against those who've gone down that road), which makes my appreciation for those who are serving the community now even stronger.


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