Texas Floundering With Virus
Category: News & PoliticsBy: john-russell • 2 weeks ago • 42 comments
The state of Texas announced today that it is reverting to some earlier covid restrictions, including re-closing bars and limiting the number of diners in restaurants. Governor Abbott is being blasted for incompetence.
I have a 24 year old niece in San Antonio who works as a server in a high end seafood restaurant in that city. She was off work since the third week in March because the restaurant was closed due to virus. About three weeks ago she was given a date to return to work of June 17. The restaurant had been open prior to June 17 but with limited capacity. Then they were to open to 100% capacity. My niece was wary to go back because she has asthma and the restaurant was not promising any specific protections for the staff such as masks. In fact the staff would not be allowed to wear masks while working. Then the word came that anyone who did not report back to work on their assigned date would be fired. Before the day came there was a dramatic turn of events. The person who had threatened the firings, the manager of the restaurant, had come down with CORONAVIRUS himself.
Now the restaurant is closed indefinitely.
Texas, gettin er done.