Over the last few weeks, area restaurants have chosen to temporarily close because of an employee testing positive for COVID-19 or an employee coming into contact with someone infected with the new coronavirus strain.
Hando, 518 W. 11th St., was added to the list on Monday. The restaurant announced that an employee tested positive for COVID-19 and it would close temporarily.
While closed, Hando is requiring all employees to be tested. The restaurant will be sanitized and deep cleaned before reopening.
Sticky’s Chicken, 2313 Edwards St., announced via social media on Monday that it would temporarily close because someone on its staff came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
All team members will be tested before reopening.
Hughie’s, 1802 W. 18th St., kept its dining room closed even after the statewide timeline for reopening allowed it to seat customers. The restaurant said it did this with the intention to be especially safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Still, Hughie’s is among the list of area restaurants choosing to close temporarily due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.
The restaurant announced the news via social media on June 24.
“The staff member was asymptomatic and has not been at work for over a week,” Hughie’s post reads. “Our staff member followed all of our sanitation protocols along with wearing masks, gloves and continuous cleaning procedures.”
A reopening date has yet to be announced, but in the meantime, Hughie’s said it is deep cleaning and sanitizing its restaurant.
Melange Creperie, 711 Heights Blvd., also announced via social media June 24 that an employee came into contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. Out of caution, the creperie said it decided to temporarily close in order to have the staff tested and to clean.