The rap against bars in the age of COVID-19 is plain: Where crowds are allowed to drop their masks and inhibitions, the infections can follow. Still, many complain that the regulations on which establishments may operate and which shut down are unclear enough that industry reps went to court.
Some get a pass after notching up food service; others are turned down. The state and city defendants mainly have to answer the question, “Why one and not the other?”
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