By Kate Cimini, CalMatters
CalMatters is an independent public interest journalism venture covering California state politics and government.
Photo: John adjusts the covers on his massage table. Photo by Ayrton Ostly, The Salinas Californian
January 25, 2021 (Salinas) - When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down his Bay Area region massage business, John went 93 days without income.
In March, John and his business partner, Dee, packed away their massage tables and locked up their office. (Both John and Dee are going by pseudonyms for fear of legal repercussions.)