Marion’s closes Beavercreek piazza temporarily because employee tests positive for COVID-19

Marion’s Piazza has closed its Beavercreek restaurant temporarily because an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Marion’s Piazza has closed its Beavercreek restaurant temporarily because an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

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Credit: FILE

Dayton-based pizza chain hopes to reopen the location — for carryout/delivery only, initially — on Aug. 3

Marion’s Piazza announced Wednesday, July 29 that is has temporarily closed its Beavercreek restaurant because an employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

“We will be closed for the rest of this week for the safety of our staff and customers,” the independent Dayton-based, pizza chain said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “We received confirmation that one of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19. We have been in contact with the (Greene County) health department and are following all their guidelines in order to reopen safely.”

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Marion’s CEO Roger Glass said plans call for reopening the Beavercreek location on Monday, Aug. 3, but at least initially, only curbside pick-up and DoorDash delivery will be offered at the Beavercreek location. The restaurant’s dining room will reopen later, Marion’s officials said.

Marion’s is the most recent local restaurant or restaurant chain to deal with a situation of one or more employees testing positive for COVID-19.

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 call 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.