A Los Angeles Superior Court judge this week sided with restaurants, saying the county should have to provide solid proof that outdoor dining is a major contributor to rising COVID cases.
The ruling, however, is of little consequence since the state decided to suspend outdoor dining in Southern California due to alarming coronavirus-related hospitalization rates.
It’s not the first time restaurants have been through this painful process.
But this time around, they’re starting to push back. Call it fatigue, distrust, or straight-up anger, they want to know why dining is restricted while other businesses get to operate with limits.