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Restaurant, Bar And Entertainment Workers: How Are You Coping Amid Closures?

A waiter cleans up empty tables at a bar/resturant.
A waiter cleans up empty tables at a bar/resturant.
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Sunday night, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered bars, gyms and movie theaters to close as an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Restaurants also must halt in-person dining, but can remain open for carry-out orders. 

The CDC is recommending gatherings of more than 50 people should be halted for at least eight weeks. This is a massive and unprecedented hit to the entertainment and leisure scene. Public officials have said they don’t take these decisions lightly, recognizing the hit to businesses and employees. They say the difficult decisions are necessary to protect public health and slow the spread of the virus. According to LAist, Garcetti has also called for an eviction moratorium.

Do you work in the restaurant or bar industry? How are you coping with the closures? What measures are employers taking to increase worker safety? We want to hear from you today on AirTalk. Tell us what you’re going through. Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.