BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — Enterprise house owners throughout the Southland wish to make their voices heard, and unfold the message that they don’t consider they’re guilty for the alarming improve in coronavirus circumstances.
A 4.5-mile Save Small Companies march was held on Saturday from West Hollywood to Beverly Hills.
“We aren’t the reason for these spikes!” one occasion attendee stated.
The march was led by the California Coalition for Protected Reopening and a number of other Chambers of Commerce, was held on Saturday to convey consideration to their issues.
“They’re making all these guidelines for us and nobody’s spoken to us,” stated restaurant supervisor Steve Springer. “We’re on the frontlines. We’re the frontlines of this drawback.”
Springer, the final supervisor of Sprago Beverly Hills, stated he’s laid off almost 200 folks and solely has 12 staff left, working to outlive off takeout orders.
He joined different enterprise leaders on Saturday within the rally.
In Los Angeles County, a staggering 700,000 hospitality staff have misplaced their jobs since March, in keeping with the California Coalition for Protected Reopening.
“I simply needed to do one other 30 layoffs this week due to the closures,” stated Nick Rimedio, the Common Supervisor of Kimpton La Peer Lodge and a co-founder of the Coalition. “It’s one of the saddest issues that I can let you know, attempting to look into their eyes and say ‘Why, what did we do mistaken?’”
Because the begin of the pandemic, hospitality staff ay they’ve complied with ever-changing rules and security protocols.
Out of doors eating is banned in 11 Southern California counties, severely decreasing enterprise and in lots of circumstances, some companies are restricted to a small variety of clients who can enter their amenities at a time.
“We’ll do something that we will to outlive and we simply need the possibility to try this,” Rimedio stated.
Enterprise house owners stated they’re involved about how for much longer they’ll be capable of maintain working beneath restricted circumstances that well being consultants have put in place to assist stop the unfold of COVID-19.
The Coalition is hoping to fulfill with county or state leaders quickly to current their issues.