Restaurants Are Closing Again, Due To COVID-19 Exposures

During Arizona’s stay-at-home orders, Arizona residents were eager to get out and dine at their favorite restaurant, visit retail stores and return to normalcy. The order was lifted just over a month ago and now once again many are bracing for what seems to be a second round of closures due to COVID-19 exposure.

Several restaurants, one brewpub, and a comic shop in the Phoenix area have reported potential COVID-19 exposures. And as a result, some businesses are temporarily closing their doors again until they feel it is safe to reopen again. The closures could be just for a few days, a couple of weeks or maybe longer. Other establishments have also undergone deep cleanings to make sure their businesses are virus-free.

In the last week the following restaurants  have announced temporary closures, citing individuals or employees that have reportedly tested positive for the virus:

-Chelsea’s Kitchen in Phoenix
-The Porch in Phoenix
-Hash Kitchen in Phoenix
-SanTan Brewing in downtown Chandler
-Phoenix, Spirit House in downtown Chandler
-Floridino’s Pizza & Pasta in Chandler
-The Shop Beer Co. in Tempe
-PHX Beer Co. in Scottsdale
-Zipps Sports Grill, Arcadia location (Closed dining room, but open for to-go orders.)
-Aioli Burger (Has had no positive COVID-19 cases, but will the close dining room as a precaution, remaining open for takeout orders and patio seating.)

Prior to those announcements and closures the following also publically posted their concerns for potential positive cases:
-Venezia’s Pizzeria in Gilbert
-Oregano’s in Queen Creek
-Helton Brewing in Phoenix
-Alo Cafe in Scottsdale
-La Rista New Mexican Kitchen in Gilbert
-Drawn To Comics in Glendale

Some restaurants have closed and since reopened, while others remain closed.

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