MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – The Roosters restaurant in Miami Township has closed after five confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Dan Suffoletto with Public Health Dayton Montgomery County confirmed the positive cases to 2 NEWS. Suffaletto said Public Health is working with restaurant management to help reduce the spread.
“What this does tell us is that there are cases everywhere and at any point, we can become exposed,” Suffoletto said. “You need to take those precautions at all times.”
Roosters has voluntarily suspended operations and begun enhanced cleaning of the facility in Miami Township. Health officials said those who became ill are being isolated and their close contacts are being asked to quarantine.
“We certainly support any business that thinks that they need to close for the safety of their employees and their patrons,” Suffoletto said. “In this case, it will give them a chance to do a full cleaning and get set to reopen again when the time is right.”
PHDMC said if you were at this location for any reason on June 25, or June 28, 2020, you may have been exposed to the virus and could be infected. Public Health is asking those individuals to monitor themselves for symptoms and contact their healthcare provider should symptoms develop.
Public Health said there is “significant community spread in the area” and the public should take proper precautions at all times to protect themselves. Precautions include; wearing a mask when in public, keeping a safe distance from others, and washing your hands frequently and thoroughly.
The restaurant released a statement about the situation, saying:
“Our top priority is the safety of our guests and team members. This outbreak is currently at only one of our locations and we are over the top cooperative with the local health department to keep everyone safe. During these recent months we have been so appreciative to the entire community and our team for their support during these changing times. We will absolutely continue to do everything we can to support the community and our team to keep them safe and healthy.”
2 NEWS is working to learn more about this developing story and will keep you updated when more information is available.