‘Stay Open Or Go Live On The Street’: PA Diner Defies COVID-19 Restrictions

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Mark Rokos of the Eagle Diner in Warminster, Pennsylvania, spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about his decision to defy coronavirus lockdown orders, the impact of the virus on his business and more.

“We’ve lost a significant amount of money. My employees have been out of work sometimes,” Rokos said. “We tried to comply with every rule. If you look at my restaurant either online or through videos, you’ll see we’ve done many things as far as stainless tempered glass up between each booth.”

“We have sanitizer on every table. We use single-serve condiments. We make sure everyone is masked and gloved,” he said. (RELATED: ‘One Punch After Another’: Baltimore Business Owner Opens Up About Impact Of COVID-19 Restrictions)

Rokos, who had COVID-19 himself, also discussed how he and his family made the decision to remain open and potentially getting or spreading the virus.

“It’s definitely a risk that you have to think about,” he said. “I have been through COVID already myself. Me and my wife have had it.”

“It’s either stay open or go live on the street.”

Rokos also discussed receiving support from his community and more.


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