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Ford Fry of Rocket Farm Restaurants has temporarily closed his Little Rey eatery in Piedmont Heights, at 1878 Piedmont Ave. NE, after learning an employee had tested positive for COVID-19.
The company announced the news Thursday on its Instagram page and a spokesperson in an email Friday confirmed the news with What Now Atlanta in a prepared statement.
Little Rey has temporarily closed as we recently learned an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Maintaining the safety and health of our guests and our staff continues to be our top priority, and we have notified all team members who may have come into contact with this individual, and we are actively working with the local health department and medical professionals to get the staff tested immediately. We will continue to keep you updated & appreciate your support.
Little Rey is the second-known Atlanta-area restaurant to temporarily close its doors after learning that one of its workers had caught the coronavirus.
Restaurants started reopening dining rooms on Monday, April 27, as allowed by Executive Order out of the Georgia Governor’s office.
Most restauranteurs have opted to continue operating for takeout and delivery only.
[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]