Stars Hamburgers on G Street in Arcata was temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
“Dear Humboldt, we have just learned that a member of our staff has tested positive for COVID-19,” wrote owners Jennifer and Aaron Ethan in an email sent to Outpost on Saturday. “We were closed for the holiday and will remain so until all our staff is tested and we have done a deep cleaning of our restaurant. From all of us at Stars Arcata, thank you for your patience and understanding. We will post an update on our opening plans soon. Please be safe. “
The announcement followed numerous recent closures of Arcata restaurants due to COVID-19, with Plaza Grill, Salt Fish House, Campground and Wildflower Cafe announcing a temporary closure on their social media accounts last week. Wildflower has already opened after all employees received negative tests, and Salt recently announced his plans to open outdoors on December 1st.
Earlier this month, the Septentrio wine cellar closed due to potential exposure to the virus. And although all employees have since had a negative result, the business posted on Facebook, Septentrio will continue its pause in indoor and outdoor service. The Creamery Pub also recently announced plans to close it as a precaution, as the local jump in COVID-19 cases continues.
The Joint Information Center reports that of the 850 cases registered so far in Humboldt County, 179 are residents of the Arch.