As a new surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are spiking due to the Delta variant, it's taking a toll on Los Angeles restaurants. While it's no secret that restaurants are already struggling to keep up with the high demand for dine-in meals, but now they are being hit hard by by the rise in new infections in both unvaccinated and vaccinated people.
This week, both Bottega Louie in West Hollywood and Village Idiot LA in the Melrose area announced temporary closures due to COVID-19 on Instagram. The Village Idiot released a statement saying they would close for a few days due after a fully vaccinated staff member tested positive for the virus.
“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. Once we feel secure that it’s safe for us to resume serving you our doors will reopen.”
Have you noticed any restaurants in your area closing?
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