• Restaurant staff are continuing to struggle with the labor shortage and pandemic working conditions.
  • “Every cook I know is overworked,” Brandon Medina, a line cook, told The Seattle Times.
  • A worker at a different restaurant suffered stress-induced eczema and decide to quit. 

A severe labor shortage, combined with the impact of enforcing COVID-19 restrictions, has left restaurant workers struggling to cope. 

The Seattle Times reported that many workers in the city’s eateries are exhausted. They’re taking on extra work to counteract staff shortages, but also have nobody to cover shifts when they want to take

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Andres Perekalski planned to defer the COVID-19 vaccine for a year.

The 43-year-old restaurant owner said he didn’t know what to believe about the coronavirus or the vaccines. He admits he didn’t talk with a doctor about his concerns and instead relied on information from his social-media feeds.

While Perekalski is unvaccinated, his wife decided to take the shots when they returned from a trip to Florida earlier this summer. She told him she trusted the science behind the vaccine.

At that point, he said he would rather wait.

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The U.S. Census Bureau said Asian households reported not having enough food to eat due to fears of leaving their house during the coronavirus pandemic, which the agency surmised could be due to a number of factors including fears of racially motivated violence or fears of contracting Covid-19.

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With the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus spreading through Washington state, at least 60 Seattle bars and restaurants as of Friday afternoon are requiring customers to prove they have been vaccinated to eat or drink on their premises.

The self-imposed mandate is headlined by many big names on Capitol Hill including The Unicorn, Linda’s Tavern, Rumba and Canon, and it comes as the state faces a fifth wave of infection. At least a dozen bars temporary shut down last week after their employees had tested positive for COVID-19 or came into contact with an infected person. That led

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Americans traveling across the Atlantic to play in this week’s Scottish Open are adjusting to the stricter COVID-19 regulations.

Though the PGA Tour has begun to relax some of its protocols and testing requirements, especially for fully vaccinated players, the European Tour bubble remains firmly intact. The Scottish Open and next week’s Open Championship have more stringent rules regarding players’ whereabouts and interactions, and players in recent weeks have criticized the incongruity of allowing competitors to have only a limited inner circle on-site while also letting in 32,000 fans a day.

“I mean, slightly,” Collin Morikawa said Tuesday when asked

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As the push for more adults to get vaccinated increases, businesses everywhere are pulling out all the stops. While companies like Target are opting to give out gift cards to those who get vaccinated at their locations, food and beverage businesses alike are enticing customers with what we all love: Free food. From Krispy Kreme to Shake Shack, here’s a list of all the places you can get free food and drinks when you get your Covid vaccine.

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