The service industry, specifically bars, restaurants and cafes, took a serious hit during the pandemic. As public health and other officials urged curbside orders, many found themselves amping up their tips.
Last week Governor Newsom touted that due to federal aid and the state’s surplus, the government would be able to foot the bill for a “$100 billion California Comeback Plan,” part of California’s $276 billion budget. But the Legislative Analyst’s Office has a different take on the numbers, putting the surplus at $38 billion.
Although retail stores have dealt with fewer drastic coronavirus-related closures than indoor restaurants, museums and other recreational businesses, the pandemic has still radically restructured the industry.