Supervisor John Gioia famous that Walnut Creek’s related restrict of 15 p.c and past the time eating places attain 100% inside capability is barely extra restrictive.
“DoorDash remains to be doing a fairly strong enterprise in Walnut Creek,” Gioia stated.
Whereas the state not too long ago allowed county eating places to reopen outside eating areas, indoor eating remains to be prohibited whereas the county stays on the most restrictive stage of the California Plan for a Safer Financial system. Dozens of Contra Costa eating places closed final 12 months because the unfold of COVID-19 continues to maintain individuals at residence.
Many native eating places have survived the previous 12 months because of deliveries. Some institutions estimated, even when the indoor eating room resumed final 12 months earlier than the final shutdown, that supply accounted for about 70 p.c of enterprise.
Contra Costa joins different Bay Space jurisdictions that enact related ordinances, together with Santa Clara, Alameda, Marin, Oakland, San Jose and Santa Cruz counties. Along with Walnut Creek, the Contra Costa cities of Lafayette and Danville have already got related boundaries, which take priority over the county boundary.