Cape Town is tracking an outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases among staff members in Chatham Square.
Health officials are aware of seven positive cases among the square staff – two Chatham residents, one
Yarmouth resident, and four Harwich residents.
Other employees who are close contacts with positive individuals are self-quarantined for 14 days according to public health guidance.
Following state and federal guidance, the restaurant closed several times last week to do deep cleaning and cleaning.
The cluster at Chatham Restaurant comes in the wake of several town eateries, which were closed earlier in the summer after a party was instigated by a cluster. Many of the people infected at the July party were restaurant workers.
With the outbreak of Chatham Square, the city has made several inquiries from concerned members of the public who had recently eaten there.
None of the positive restaurant employees identified a patron as a close contact with the Visiting Nurses Association of Cape Cod – and the VNA has not reported, to date, any patron infected with COVID-19 from restaurant employee exposure.
Chatham’s director of health and natural resources, Chatham, Robert Duncasson, said, “However, if a patron feels they were in close contact, we can help them monitor symptoms of COVID-19 and visit their personal physician Recommend to reach. ” , Said in a statement.“As we know from earlier in the summer and similar examples in other establishments, front-line workers who are regularly in contact with the public face greater risk of exposure,” he said in a statement. “To reduce the risk to the entire community – workers, residents, second homeowners, and visitors – everyone must be diligent at all times in their actions to prevent the spread of the virus: wearing a mask in public, socially Keeping distance, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. ”