JUST IN: Local Starbucks reopens after closing temporarily due to employee testing positive for COVID-19

Lyons Road shop just off State Route 725 will scale back its hours for a couple of weeks

The Starbucks coffee shop on State Route 725 and Lyons Road in Washington Twp. has reopened with reduced hours after shutting down temporarily because an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

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Plans call for the shop at 919 Lyons Road at Miamisburg-Centerville Road to be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a couple of weeks before resuming normal operations and hours, a Starbucks store employee said this morning, Friday July 10. The shop, which is one of the region’s largest Starbucks locations, has reopened its dining room as well as its drive-through and curbside pickup operations, the employee said.

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The 3,400-square-foot Starbucks  opened in early 2018 on a tract that previously housed a KeyBank branch.

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“We did have an employee at that location who was diagnosed and is self-isolating at home,” a spokeswoman for Starbucks said over the July 4th weekend.

Credit: Mark Fisher

Credit: Mark Fisher

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Several other restaurants across the region have dealt or are dealing with a similar situation of one or more employees testing positive for COVID-19. On Thursday night, July 9, Archer’s Tavern in Centerville closed temporarily after a part-time employee who last worked on July 4 tested positive for COVID-19.

Previously, a Roosters restaurant in Miamisburg shut down temporarily after five employees tested positive; Elsa’s Corner Cantina in Sugarcreek Twp. shut down for two days in late June and started serving carryout-only meals during dinner hours after reopening; the 416 Diner in Dayton’s Oregon District reopened Thursday after one of its employees tested positive several days earlier and all other employees tested negative; and the owners of Bill’s Donut Shop in Centerville confirmed on the shop’s Facebook page July 3 that their store is shut down for two weeks after a part-time employee tested positive for COVID-19.

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Credit: Mark Fisher

Credit: Mark Fisher

According to "Responsible Restart Ohio" protocols created by state health officials and Gov. Mike DeWine, it is mandatory for bars and restaurants to "immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms while at work, contact the local health district about suspected cases or exposures, and shut down the area for deep sanitation if possible."

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The “recommended best practices” in such cases calls upon a restaurant or bar to “work with the local health department to identify potentially infected or exposed individuals to help facilitate effective contact tracing/ notifications; once testing is readily available, test all suspected infections or exposures; and following testing, contact local health department to initiate appropriate care and tracing,” according to the “Responsible Restart Ohio” document.

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