Question of the Day

Question of the Day – Should Restaurants allow Dining on their Patios?

Back in April, I predicted a battle where restaurant patios packed with people during the Coronavirus pandemic would go up against rules explicitly banning outside dining. Now that Contra Costa is back in the purple, “widespread” tier, the battle has begun as some restaurants rebel against these orders. According to this NBC Bay Area news article, some restaurant owners, such as Kick N Mule in Danville, are continuing to allow outdoor dining on their patios.

Should restaurants be allowed to offer their patios and outdoor dining areas for eating?