ASHLAND, Ore. -- Governor Kate Brown annouced a two week freeze on social activities today. Businesses could also see a potential freeze when it comes to their income.
The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant in Ashland is locally known as the living room of the town. The owner, Clarinda said she already cut down her staff and isn't thrilled to tell them of this news.
She said some of them can go back onto unemployeement for a while but one of her employees was paid 14 checks all at once, after the initial shutdown had already ended. She said if the government is limiting restaurants to take-out only for the safety of the public,, then they should compensate those temporarily out of work.
The head chef at The Black Sheep, Dedria Zalderon said she is constantly looking for odd jobs to make ends meet for her kids. She said she has already cut back on how much they eat and believes that many people are making those sacrifices as a result of COVID-19.