洛杉矶县主管投票赞成户外用餐禁令后参观了餐厅: 报告

洛杉矶县主管投票赞成户外用餐禁令后参观了餐厅: 报告

天使 County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl visited an eatery in Santa Monica, 加州, 上个星期, just hours after she voted to ban outdoor dining at restaurants in the county due to 新冠肺炎 safety concerns, 根据一份报告.

Kuehl was seen dining outside at Il Forno Trattoria, an Italian restaurant near her house, 狐狸 11 Los Angeles reported. She had referred to outside dining as “a most dangerous situation” during an L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting last Tuesday.

“This is a serious health emergency and we must take it seriously,” Kuehl said. “The servers are not protected from us, and they’re not protected from their other tables that they’re serving at that particular time, plus all the hours in which they’re working.”

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Sheila Kuehl at LA Pride 2019 on June 07, 2019, in West Hollywood, 加利福尼亚州. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

Sheila Kuehl at LA Pride 2019 on June 07, 2019, in West Hollywood, 加利福尼亚州. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

Kuehl’s restaurant visit occurred before the outdoor dining ban took effect Wednesday evening, 根据 . Managers at the restaurant told Fox 11’s Bill Melugin they “didn’t want to get involved,” and a spokesperson for Kuehl provided the following statement.

“She did dine al fresco at Il Forno on the very last day it was permissible. She loves Il Forno, has been saddened to see it, like so many restaurants, suffer from a decline in revenue. She ate there, taking appropriate precautions, and sadly will not dine there again until our Public Health Orders permit,” 声明说.

库尔, along with supervisors, Hilda Solis, and Mark Ridley-Thomas, voiced their support for the order, which passed by a 3-2 保证金. Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger and Supervisor Janice Hahn unsuccessfully presented a last-minute measure to overturn the decision.

Barger spoke with FOX Business following the board’s meeting on Tuesday evening, as some health officials admitted that there is no specific scientific evidence to back up claims of a direct link between outdoor dining and the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

洛杉矶. County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said that thebest information we have that’s very specific to restaurants” 曾经是一个 疾病预防与控制中心 (CDC) 研究 that targeted 11 different outpatient health care facilities in 10 状态, and found patients with coronavirus were twice as likely to have dined out at a restaurant.

The study didn’t provide specific data distinguishing between infection rates among outdoor versus indoor dining, 报道说. It was also conducted on a larger scale rather than specific to the Los Angeles County community.

“对于 [博士. 戴维斯] to say that they’re depending on the CDC when we’ve been doing this for seven months and, 事实上, have been doing inspections that we don’t have data, and yet we are targeting one industry and saying with the number of cases rising we are going to set [restaurants] down to me is irresponsible,” Barger said.

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She argued that data from the Department of Public Health that showed only 10 至 15% of positive cases reported come from dining out with someone who tested positive, while more than 50% reported being at a private social gathering with someone who tested positive.

It’s frustrating to me that we are doing something that has no correlation to the surge, 没有,” 她说. “We know what it is. It is public gatherings. And by closing restaurants, many of these people that have reservations are going to go where? Gatherings with other families because many of them didn’t have any plans. So I think it’s going to have the complete opposite effect.

The order was issued the weekend before Thanksgiving amid a rising number of cases and hospitalizations. It’s expected to remain for at least three weeks.

As of early Tuesday, 至少 381,535 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 7,249 deaths have been reported, 根据 Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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与此同时, 加州政府. Gavin Newsom on Monday said a “drastic” new lockdown order might be necessary if 新冠病毒 cases continue to surge.

Fox Business’s Lucas Manfredi contributed to this report

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