The owners of Zephyr Grill & Bar issued a release today, notifying the Livermore community that one of the kitchen team had tested positive for COVID-19.
The information was confirmed the evening before, on July 2.
The team member is currently experiencing very mild symptoms and is doing well in self-quarantine, according to the release signed by owners Randy and Lynn Tei. The employee will not be permitted to return to work for two weeks or until he receives a negative COVID-19 test result.
“Although this team member did not have direct contact with our guests, we are notifying the community to be as transparent and forthcoming as possible,” wrote the release. “We are taking this very seriously and closed the restaurant last night once we were notified of our team member’s test result.”
Zephyr will be closed for the foreseeable future.
The release continued, “Once we have enough team members cleared to return, we will announce our reopening.”
According to the release, the restaurant has been and will continue to:
● Take all employees’ temperatures when they arrive for their shift, logging results daily;
● Have employees sign an attestation that they are not experiencing symptoms;
● Require employees to wear protective shield or face mask;
● Allow anyone who is feeling ill to stay home, no exceptions;
● Require employees to self-quarantine for 14 days if they are sick with symptoms of COVID-19 or have a fever;
● Coach employees on constant hand washing;
● Provide disposable single-use menus at each table.
For more information, visit https://zephyrgrilllivermore.com/.