Knoxville restaurant workers quit, saying guidelines weren’t being followed

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE)- After bartending at the Turkey Creek Calhoun’s for 7 years, Diandra Heck quit her job.

She didn’t have a backup job, nor did she want to quit, but she felt that for her safety, quitting was the only option.

Similar to many other restaurant employees, Heck was temporarily laid off in March when the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Heck said she got a call a few days before restaurants were allowed to reopen, asking if she could come back to work to cover the bar.

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