Service industry workers petition to extend closures in Washtenaw County over public health concerns
Everyone was feeling very nervous about reopening and afraid for their safety, said Van Wassehnova. As a result, the group launched a petition on Friday to present to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners calling for the closure of dine-in service until the pandemic no longer presents a threat to public health. As of Tuesday morning, the petition had 700 signatures and the group is confident the petition will reach its goal of 1,000 signatures soon. However, for other service workers in the area, this is not the case. There are essential businesses out there that should stay open but people definitely dont need to sit down and have a beer or dinner during a pandemic, said Van Wassehnova.