Two OBX restaurants temporarily close after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 5:40 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 17:40:43-04

OUTER BANKS, N.C. - Two Outer Banks restaurants announced they have temporarily closed after staff members test positive for COVID-19.

Plaza Azteca, located at 1502 S Croatian Highway, announced Sunday that the restaurant will be temporarily closed after an employee tested positive.

Plaza Azteca officials say the employee has not been in the restaurant since July 12, but out of caution all employees have been tested at the urgent care in Nags Head and will be notified of results within 48 hours.

In the meantime, Plaze Azteca says they have hired a professional company to do thorough COVID-19 sanitation.

Plaza Azteca will be closed Sunday and Monday. They will reopen Tuesday at 4 p.m., if all employees are medially cleared.

Rooster's Southern Kitchen also announced a temporary closure after an employee tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.

The restaurant was closed Saturday for both brunch and lunch. They also are closed Saturday evening for a deep clean.

Rooster's says the employee has not been in the building for the last seven days and any employee who may have come in contact with this person is being tested.

Rapid response same day testing is being performed by ARCpoint Labs in Virginia Beach.

Rooster's will reopen on Monday for lunch at 11 a.m.

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