Please join me at a Virtual Town Hall to hear about how restaurants are faring under COVID-19 and what they are doing to adjust to Shelter-In-Place conditions. World-renowned restaurant consultant Paul Pruitt will join us to help lead a discussion of re-imagining the world of dining out.
This event will be Thursday, May 28, at 3 p.m.
My guests will include:
- Matt Sutton, senior VP of government affairs for the California Restaurant Association
- Lynn Tei, co-owner of Zephyr’s Grill & Bar in Brentwood & Livermore, and Smith’s Landing in Antioch.
- Ed Westmoreland, owner of Eddie Papa’s American Hangout in Pleasanton
- Paul Pruitt, Founder/Principle of New School Consultants
- Loella Haskew, Mayor of Walnut Creek
As Californians continue to shelter in place, restaurants have had to devise creative services to stay afloat, such as curbside service and delivery. Some cities have explored closing off streets to allow dining with appropriate social distancing. In short, restaurants are having to re-imagine how to serve their customers and what restaurants will look like in the foreseeable future. I will discuss these issues with my guests.
You may join this conversation starting at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 28, by streaming the audio over my website at https://sd07.senate.ca.gov/
We will also have a limited number of listen-only telephone lines available. Shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, call 1-877-336-4436 and use this access code: 1824987#
Because of the number of participants, we will be taking only written questions for this conversation. Please submit any questions you may have before or during the call to [email protected]
You may submit questions whether or not you intend to participate.
Recordings of my first 18 Coronavirus Town Halls are already on my web site.
The topics are:
- New Tools To Warn People about Exposure to COVID-19 (May 21)
- How are Journalists Reporting During COVID-19? (May 5)
- What’s in the latest Stay-at-Home order? (April 30)
- Are Nursing Homes Safe? (April 28)
- Is Our Fresh Food Supply Chain Breaking Down? (April 23)
- Is Testing The Way Out of Stay-at-Home? (April 21)
- New Discoveries About COVID-19 (April 16)
- Distance Learning: Tips for Parents (April 14)
- Unemployment and medical leave benefits (April 8)
- Grocery/Pharmacy Shopping, home delivery and store curbside pick-up (April 2)
- Small Business Relief (March 31)
- Pet Safety (March 24)
- Coping With Stress from the Pandemic (March 22)
- The Unfolding Health Crisis, With Sen. Richard Pan, M.D. (March 19)
- Food and Grocery Supply Chain and Product Shortages (March 17)
- School Shutdowns (March 16)
- Hospital Capacity and Preparedness (March 15)
- The Nature of the Virus and the Public Health Response (March 10).
These town halls are part of my effort to use my office to bring you accurate and up-to-date information from trusted sources. In these difficult times, I believe that access to reliable information is the best way we can arm ourselves to deal with the health, economic and personal issues that the pandemic has thrust upon us.
On my web site
, which my team has redesigned to focus on COVID-19, you can also find information, links and key documents on the following topics:
I know that these developments have created great stress on everyone. Thank you for taking the time to be as informed as possible so we can keep each other safe.