Due to a new surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations again, it's currently taking a toll on Los Angeles restaurants.
Some throughout the region are struggling with staff to meet the high demand for dine-in meals, but now they are being hit hard by the rise in new infections, especially among those who are unvaccinated. Starting this week, Bottega Louie in West Hollywood and Village Idiot LA in the Melrose area have announced they are temporarily shutting down due to COVID-19.
The Village Idiot stated " We apologize for the inconvenience, but unfortunately we’ve had a breakthrough case of Covid-19 with one of our fully vaccinated staff members. We will be closed for the next few days until all of our employees are tested,” the restaurant said in an Instagram post. “Once we feel secure that it’s safe for us to resume serving you our doors will reopen."
Do you think restaurants should remain open? What are your thoughts?