Well-known restaurants around Sacramento are temporarily closing, eliminating indoor dining and taking other drastic steps amid the COVID-19 omicron variant’s rapid spread.
Patrick Mulvaney spoke at a March 2021 press conference to ring in restaurant employees’ vaccine eligibility, encouraging his peers to get theirs. Everyone at Mulvaney and his wife Bobbin’s midtown restaurant, Mulvaney’s B&L, tested negative for the virus last Friday.
By Tuesday morning, enough staff had tested positive that Mulvaney’s B&L shut down for the rest of the week.
“We are disheartened, frustrated and angry but this is the right thing to do for everyone,” Mulvaney’s B&L said in a Facebook post. “This picture from 2005 gives us hope, you can see my old man in the photo behind the chair. Once when times were tough he told me to get over it (by saying) “When I was in high school we were fighting in Europe and