A brand new restaurant in Collegetown, founded this fall by a group of Cornell students, said it closed for two weeks after learning a member of their team had been “tested positive for traces of COVID-19.” Guests who have taken food from the operation only for export should not be at risk of transmission.
Co-founders of Daniel Jones and Noah Horns, to “bring delicious food to Ithaca and help bring the community together in these challenging times,” 2 Stay 2 Go uses all the local ingredients.
“Following this call, we immediately stopped operations and contacted Tompkins County Health, Cayuga Health, Cornell Health and key members of the Cornell administration to discuss the next steps,” the group said in a statement Saturday afternoon. “Because we are 100% student-driven, each employee is tested for COVID twice a week. No other employees have tested positive so far. “
2 Stay 2 Go says all employees were tested on Saturday morning and are taking appropriate action while awaiting results. The restaurant will remain closed for two weeks and hopes to start again on October 30.
The restaurant opened just last weekend, with a new approach to the menu: of the four appetizers and four menu items each week, two items will remain for next week and two will disappear to be replaced by two new menu items. According to the Cornell Daily Sun, the group works with Ani Kuach, whose family owns and operates Hai Hong and Vietnam restaurant on Dryden Road in Collegetown.
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