GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) – The lawyers filed a lawsuit against Governor Kate Brown in federal court on Tuesday. This comes after plaintiffs in the case, including Sandy’s mayor, business owners and a group of mothers, shared their frustration calling for a temporary restraining order to continue COVID-19 restrictions.
The lawsuit claims that the restrictions are hurting local businesses and preventing children from returning to schools without any rational basis of fact or scientific evidence.
Melissa Adams owns Spud Monkey’s in Gresham. She says she had to close one of her locations in the Hollywood district during the pandemic, but many people went to the location in Gresham on Tuesday to support her restaurant after hearing about the process.
“I wanted to make sure she stayed in business,” said customer Kalyn Ryder.
On Monday, Adams responded to criticism he says he received for wanting to keep his business running, claiming he didn’t lose anyone to COVID-19.
“I lost my son to suicide during COVID. Suicide is huge, it is stronger now than ever. So don’t tell me that I didn’t lose a life to COVID, because I lost a large part of my life during COVID, ”said Adams.
She says she is taking everything day after day. Adams said payments on her home are currently suspended at the bank, which she says will not affect her credit. Your phone bill is a month late, as is your car payment.
“I have to choose how much I pay here to keep the doors open. The first thing I pay is my employees, they have to work, they have a family. You know the second is that I support locally, so any company I deal with locally gets paid second and then I hope to God that I can pay what’s left, ”said Adams.
She says restaurant and bar owners have respect for the virus, but still want to make a living.
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