At least four popular Arcata restaurants chose to shut down last week after their employees were either positive for COVID-19 or exposed to someone who was positive for the virus.
Plaza Grill, Salt Fish House, Campground and Wildflower Cafe and Bakery announced the temporary closure of their respective social media accounts last week.
“We received the unfortunate news that one of our employees was positive for Covid-1
To date, all but one enterprise has remained closed. The Wildflower cafe announced yesterday that it would reopen today after it was established that none of its employees had contracted the virus.
“We want to thank everyone for all their patience, support and kind words this week as we tackle this challenge,” Wildflower Cafe wrote on Facebook. “After receiving negative test results, we are pleased to say that all our staff is healthy and ready to work. We will resume our normal hours. ”
The closed restaurants said they would announce their plans to open on social media.
In addition, Arcata’s pub in Creamery has closed its doors for precautionary reasons as cases of local coronavirus continue to increase.
“With the growing number of COVID-19 cases in our community, we believe it is in the best interest of our staff, business and community to close our doors until further notice,” the pub said on Facebook. “We apologize for the inconvenience and confusion.”