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Jackson County restaurant worker tests positive for COVID-19

RAVENSWOOD — An employee at Bogey’s BBQ and Grille tested positive for COVID-19, the Jackson County Health Department said.

The health department became aware of the positive case on Tuesday, according to a news release.

“The Health Department believes the risk to the public is low as Bogey’s was following state of West Virginia and CDC guidance in regard to employees wearing masks while working in the establishment,” the release said.

The employee worked 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 1, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 3, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

If anyone ate at the restaurant during these times, the release said they may have been in contact with a positive case, however no positive cases have been reported in reference to the restaurant thus far.

According to the general manager, all employees were sent home to quarantine and the restaurant closed to clean and sanitize.

During the investigation, the health department found that several staff members had not been in contact with the employee who tested positive, the release said.

The bar area of the restaurant reopened Thursday.

“Please be assured this area has also been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized prior to reopening,” the general manager said.

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