Sacramento has been witnessing a surge in the number of its coronavirus cases ever since businesses resumed in the area. And because of the sudden rise, a string of businesses decided to shut down to stop more infections from happening.
The latest business to close its doors to the public is Paesanos restaurant, an Italian eatery that offers gourmet pizza, pasta and more. The restaurant volunteered to halt its operations after learning that one of its employees had tested positive for the coronavirus, the Sacramento Bee reported.
The midtown restaurant issued a statement on social media to announce its decision to its patrons and to clarify that the employee who had tested positive has already been self-isolating at home. The management also indicated that they are taking this time to thoroughly sanitize the establishment.
“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our staff and guests, and while we were advised by the County Health Department that we could continue to safely operate takeout and delivery, out of an abundance of precaution, we have voluntarily closed our Midtown Sacramento location for 2 days for additional deep cleaning and sanitization,” the restaurant’s management wrote on Instagram.
Paesanos is resuming its operations on Monday (June 29). Apart from sanitation measures and thoroughly cleaning the place, the management said that they will continue checking their employees’ temperatures upon arrival.
The news came after it was reported that the coronavirus cases in Sacramento County continue to be on the rise. Health officials revealed that the trend has modestly been upward in the past 14 days. As of late, California has 211,243 confirmed cases.
Meanwhile, there is also word that coronavirus infection has been rising in state prisons, with official numbers revealing that there have been 4,394 cases in prisons over the previous months. In just two weeks, 1,147 of these cases were reported by officials.