RED BLUFF, Calif. - Tehama County has moved back to the purple tier after spike in COVID-19 cases and some people think this is necessary in order to prevent the spread of the virus while businesses are very upset.
Guadalajara in Red Bluff is having to close its dinning room once again. Server Marco Rincon works at his families restaurant and he is outraged.
"Furious, furious, because I mean, we come to work to make money and we can't do that," said Rincon.
Rincon said his families business was already taking a financial toll and now could get worse.
"I would say like 30 or 40 percent and that is bad for everybody," said Rincon. "We've got families to feed here you know what I mean. People at work here depend on this job and it is hard for everybody. What we want to do is we just want everybody to be able to open so that we can have a thriving community."
Though restaurants like Guadalajara are complying with the new guidelines Action News Now asked the Red Bluff Police Department how they will monitor businesses who might go against the new restrictions.
"The Red Bluff Police Department is not monitoring those businesses," said Sargent Kevin Bowen. "We are taking complaints from citizens who do call us and we are forwarding them to public health. If we do get multiple calls on the same business, we will go there and we will provide them with the restrictions and guidelines just as an educational resource."
Rincon says that the restaurant was following COVID-19 guidelines and now, for Rincon, he anxiously waits to re-open again.
He said that they will continue their take out services for today, then re-open for in-person dining tomorrow, then have to stop in-door dining services by Friday at midnight.
Action News Now also reached out to the Tehama County Health Department and they said they had no one who could talk.