Many Arcata restaurants close as employees test positive for COVID-19 | Lost Coast Outpost

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At least four popular Arcata restaurants elected to close last week after their employees tested positive for COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus.Plaza Grill, Salt Fish House, Campground, and Wildflower Cafe and Bakery each announced temporary closings on their respective social media accounts last week.

“We have received the sad news that one of our employees has tested positive for Covid-19,” Plaza Grill said on Facebook. “We are immediately shutting down all services. This includes our Thanksgiving to go boxes. We are moving forward with extreme security and caution. We will have all our employees tested and do a thorough cleaning of our entire restaurant. We will post an update when we have reopening information. We sincerely apologize for these unfortunate circumstances and hope everyone stays safe and healthy during the holiday season! “

To date, all but one business remains closed. The Wildflower Cafe announced yesterday that it will reopen today after it was determined that none of its employees have contracted the virus.

“We want to thank everyone for all the patience, support and kind words this week as we took on this challenge,” Wildflower Cafe wrote on Facebook. “After receiving negative test results, we are happy to say that all of our staff are healthy and ready to work. We will resume our normal hours. ”

The closed restaurants said they would announce their plans to reopen on social media.

Additionally, the Arcata pub at the creamery has reportedly closed for precautionary reasons as local coronavirus cases continue to climb.

“With the increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community, we believe it is in the best interest of our staff, our business and our community to close our doors until further notice,” said the ad on Facebook. “We apologize for any inconvenience and confusion. “

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