Sandra Spargo: Party bigger than health? |

Sandra Spargo: Party bigger than health?

On March 16, The Union published an article about Paulette’s Country Kitchen celebrating its closure — its doors open to the public at “full capacity” on Monday, March 15, during Purple Tier designation.

Paulette Rickard suffered with COVID-19 and spent 10 days in the ICU. So why did she place a party above the community’s health welfare? My opinion is that the slamming of COVID-19 public safety should be condemned and Rickard heavily fined.

“Rickard said that despite her 10-day ICU stay, it was important to her to celebrate her restaurant’s closure the way customers wanted — in person.”

“Rickard said that she knew that they were not supposed to, but we did it anyway … ‘”

The Purple Tier designates COVID-19’’s highest tier of widespread transmission. Restaurant dining is allowed only outdoors: “Open outdoors with modifications, including reservations, 90-minute time limit and ending on-site consumption by 8 p.m.”

Rickard’s indoor, “open to full capacity” party debased the lives of the 74 people who have died from COVID-19 in Nevada County.

Sandra Spargo

Grass Valley

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