I am writing to you on behalf of my cafe in Agassiz B.C., which has a COVID capacity of 30 people, with two washrooms, plexiglass, spaced out tables, sanitizers and COVID rules that are followed to a T.
This closure has already caused us to cut staff hours in half as we try to get by with take-out only.
Out of sadness and frustration I ask of you, one year later, why restaurants are ordered to close again. Is it really helping if the numbers are increasing after all these closures?
Why is Castle Fun Park in Abbotsford B.C., an indoor amusement park for children, that serves food, allowed to stay open?
Why did I drive past the local flower and plant shop, Minter Gardens in Chilliwack B.C., yesterday to see over 200 cars in the parking lot? Inside must have been swamped — not possible to distance with that many people in such a small space.
Why are international flights still permitted? Why are BC ferries allows to serve food for dine in, but restaurants and cafes cannot?
I have searched and searched, and cannot find anything online pertaining to a correlation between COVID outbreaks and risks in restaurants. I would appreciate some insight to all of this.
To me, food is more essential than gardening, amusement parks, alcohol, and travel for fun.
Thank you for your time.
-Krystle Jores, Agassiz