Sacramento Expecting Busy Holiday Weekend, Will COVID Surge Impact Business? –CBS Sacramento
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It’s expected to be a busy holiday weekend in Sacramento. With events planned across the region, CBS 13 wanted to know how people are feeling about the latest COVID surge.
Reactions are mixed at the start of the third year of this pandemic. Surge or not, it’s no surprise people are fed up with the pandemic. While some take extra precautions to get to events, others don’t hesitate.
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Masked and ready for the kings to enter court. Omicron’s rapid spread didn’t stop fans from cheering from the stands.
“My wife and I were boosted last week. We’re just going to live our lives at this point. We don’t worry about that. It’s going to spread, everyone’s probably going to get the new variant,” said Jeremy Sanders.
Art and Luann Hawkins not wanting to miss their subscriptions… decided to wear a double mask as a precaution.
“Very careful ware, double masking tonight to make sure we at least minimize our exposure,” Hawkins.
Safety measures making Matt Click and his family feel more comfortable – who debated not going out.
“It was a conversation, but we’re really happy to live in a part of the country where you have to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask,” Click said.
The COVID surge postpones this sold-out concert in the Valley of the Grass. Meanwhile, the holiday weekend brings events all over Sacramento, including the final days of ice skating.
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“It’s outside and there are a lot of people who are here, I guess they wouldn’t be here if they were sick,” Corey Hiratsuka said.
Les Caves Bailarin remind their customers on their social media accounts of their security measures.
“Everyone is masked and serving inside, we have ample space and the outside is also available,” explained owner, Bailarin Cellars, Amanda Ryan. “We’re excited to have the arena back, to have concerts taking place, I think we just want to see more foot traffic from our businesses.”
Dine Downtown, Sacramento’s restaurant week, is feeling the impact with half the traffic of what they saw last year.
“We have assessed whether or not to move forward, but small businesses need our support. We hope people take advantage of it,” explained Michael Ault of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership.
A pandemic pulse, beating differently for everyone.
“We’ve been dealing with it for a few years now, it’s normal,” Sanders explained.
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It’s going to be a busy weekend here at DOCO. Saturday Golden 1 will host the Tool concert. Kings fans are back on Sunday for another home game.