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BeetleCat has temporarily closed its Inman Quarter doors, at 299 North Highland Avenue NE, after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution Tuesday first reported.
“Beetlecat will remain closed through Thursday, 6/11 as we recently learned an employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the restaurant posted to its Facebook page at the end of last week.
“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. Following a deep sanitization, we are planning to re-open Friday, 6/12. We appreciate your support.”
BeetleCat is the second eatery from Ford Fry’s Rocket Farm Restaurants portfolio to voluntarily close its doors after a worker fell ill with the novel coronavirus.
Little Rey in May had the same fate but has since reopened.
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