Many restaurants in Murphys installed platforms to accommodate the state's outdoor seating only rule. However, indoor dining is now permitted at limited capacity in Calaveras County under the state's new Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Dakota graduated from Bret Harte in 2013 and went to Davidson College, NC where she earned a bachelor's degree in Arab studies. After spending time studying in the Middle East and Europe, she is happy to be home, writing about the community she loves.