Newburgh restaurant taking precautions after employee tests positive with COVID-19

Newburgh restaurant taking precautions after employee tests positive with COVID-19

NEWBURGH, Ind. (WFIE) - Prime Time Pub and Grill in Newburgh shut its doors on Wednesday and Thursday after a team member tested positive for COVID-19.

Restaurant owner David Parker says team members have been required to wear masks, social distance, wash their hands frequently and clean touch points excessively throughout the day.

Parker tells 14 News that every team member have been tested since the closure and their results all came back negative.

Parker says he originally hired a team to come in with “anti-COVID spray” and fog the entire restaurant during Phase 4 of the Indiana’s reopening plan. He had that team come back and undergo a thorough cleaning of the entire restaurant again, as well as disinfect every area could be touched by employees or guests.

“Our primary focus has always been and always will continue to be to create the safest environment possible - that’s what I care about most,” Parker said. “And by doing that, we feel like it better positions us to create a safety environment for our community and our guests because that’s what we’re about - creating that safe place.

All live music events that were previously scheduled at the restaurant have been postponed due to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s pushback of Phase 5.

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