By Arthur Moore
Phase two leaves much thinking by the state that was left out. Outside seating as appealing to some as it may be leaves much of the restaurants out of luck. Never mind other businesses that also could open to a degree and start working on the losses. If a tiny bit of common sense was used in this decision we could have been so much better off.
Restaurants who are large enough could certainly spaced the customers enough to get many in. Also the use of temporary partitions could also get more customers in and would be a godsend for the small places. If it is already working well for hairdressers then it is really a no brainer. Also there may be other businesses that could work off this model.
Like many not only would I like to go to a sit down restaurant even more I would like for them to survive this along with the great help they have that I have gotten to enjoy. We need to get things going as quickly and as safely as possible if we ever have a chance to survive this economy. Holding back for no reason is not the way to go. The businesses will gladly work with the procedures needed to operate safely as they are beyond desperate.
Like many that are not employed they can only hold out for so long. Let’s get real here. It’s not like they are going to do a lot of dangerous stuff because they don’t have written orders. They are people too. And they are not stupid like you treat them.
Spend a little less time pandering to the media over and over again every day and work on the problems here. I do not know if opening or not is what we should do as I am not an expert in this but if you are be fair and use common sense. And if I had a restaurant I can guarantee you I would open the doors providing safety measures that we are using today. Same as the gym owner. He did the right thing and following safety measures it was never going to be a problem. You didn’t give him the credit he serves. I applaud him. Now start working for the people of this state and treat them like human beings. Don’t be lagging behind at the end like the mayor of Somerville, we need to get going NOW!