Three local restaurants — State Street Grill in Clarks Summit, Vine Cafe in Scranton and Backyard Ale House in Scranton — are closing their doors temporarily due to potential exposure from the coronavirus.
State Street Grill is closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, according to owner Tom Hill.
The employee last worked at the restaurant on Sunday. Employees who had direct contact with the individual will quarantine for 14 days and get tested if they show any symptoms, Hill said.
Hill said the restaurant was sprayed with the EnviroShield disinfecting system in April and a representative from the company will return Friday to conduct tests. Hill is hopeful the restaurant will reopen Wednesday.
Backyard Ale House is closed after an employee who worked Wednesday was “subject to exposure level contact” with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page Thursday night.
The exposure did not occur at the restaurant, according to the Facebook post. The exposed worker and other employees who were in contact with that employee will undergo virus testing, and the facility will be cleaned and disinfected. No date was given for the restaurant to reopen.
Vine Cafe announced it was closing temporarily after a “family member” tested positive for COVID-19, according to a post Thursday on the restaurant’s Facebook page. During the closure, employees will be tested and the eatery will be cleaned and sanitized. The restaurant did not provide a date for its reopening.