Rosa’s Cafe Issues Statement After Lubbock Restaurant Potentially Exposed to COVID-19
Rosa's Cafe has reacted to news that a Texas Tech University student who tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, visited the restaurant at 4407 4th Street.
According to Rosa's Cafe, the student was "the last customer to visit and leave the restaurant" that night. Since then, the table they sat at has been "thoroughly sanitized according to enhanced cleaning procedures."
The Rosa's Cafe location has also been closed to begin a "Level 3 cleaning." All employees who were working at the time the infected Texas Tech student visited are "voluntarily being put on self isolation for 14 days." These employees will also undergo health testing, Rosa's said.
The company said it will reopen the location only when the City of Lubbock Health Department inspects and clears it.
The City of Lubbock is asking that anyone who was inside the Rosa's Cafe on March 15th, 2020 between 9:30 and 11 p.m. or the Lubbock Preston Smith Airport on March 15th from 8:45 to 9:15 p.m. and experiences "cough, shortness of breath and/or fever from through March 29th, 2020" to immediately contact the city's health department at: (806) 775-2933
You can read the full statement from Rosa's Cafe below.
Rosa’s Cafe has confirmed that an individual who had previously been exposed to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, recently visited the Rosa’s Cafe location at 4th and Quaker in Lubbock, Texas. While the restaurant employees and management team at this location had implemented more stringent, companywide regulations and safe-handling practices to deter the spread of the disease prior to the incident, the individual was the last customer to visit and leave the restaurant Sunday evening at 10:00 PM. The table where the person sat was then thoroughly sanitized according to enhanced cleaning procedures. Rosa’s Cafe’s management team has voluntarily closed the restaurant and begun a Level 3 cleaning of the location, and all employees on duty at the time of the customer’s visit are voluntarily being put on self isolation for 14 days and will undergo testing as required by health officials.
The management team of the Rosa’s Cafe is placing customer and employee health as its primary concern and will not reopen the restaurant until it passes all health inspections and is cleared to reopen by the city health department.