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New outdoor dining restrictions leave owners with mixed feelings

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Posted at 9:22 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 12:23:07-05

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Calif. (KERO) — Los Angeles County officially lifted its COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor dining at restaurants and businesses this past weekend -- as did Bakersfield -- but this came with a slew of rules from the state.

Governor Gavin Newsom has eased the restrictions on nail salons, hair salons, tattoo parlors, and restaurants like the Pineapple Hill Saloon and Frill in Sherman Oaks. This is where the owner -
Angela Marsden - previously made a very emotional plea for the politicians to keep her restaurant open.

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And although restaurants can now reopen the new restrictions have left Marsden with mixed feelings.

"I'm happy that I'm going to get to see some people out in the tables. I want a ball and cry because it's so hard. This last-minute, these changes they throw at you at the last minute, you're constantly fighting and fighting and it just gets exhausting."

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Bakersfield restaurants offer outdoor dining again

Lezla Gooden, 23ABC
2:13 AM, Jan 30, 2021

The county's rules include only having a capacity of 50 percent, tables 8 feet apart, having a table no bigger than 6 people and those people being from the same household, and food servers wearing masks and shields.