Late afternoon on a Tuesday, the newly reopened Farmhouse Kitchen in Oakland seems peaceable. A light-weight breeze blows throughout the sunny patio overlooking Jack London Sq. whereas foghorns blare within the distance. A handful of diners sit on floral-patterned chairs below yellow umbrellas, sipping Thai iced teas and nibbling papaya salad.
They’re blissfully unaware that to convey them this expertise, the restaurant needed to lower its patio capability in half to soundly area out tables, and spent over $10,000 on new security measures, from private protecting gear (PPE) for workers to planters that function limitations between clients.