2 more local restaurants temporarily close after workers test positive for COVID-19

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two more local restaurants are temporarily closing after workers tested positive for the coronavirus.

Wheelfish in Ross Township and Rosecliff Tavern in Monroeville are the latest restaurants to shut down for the time being for the sake of the safety of customers and employees. They join other establishments such as Buffalo Wild Wings in Greensburg and IronRock Tap House near Westmoreland Mall.

Service has been paused at Wheelfish because a worker, who hasn’t worked since last week, traveled outside the area and tested positive for COVID-19. The worker did not have any direct contact with customers, and no other employees are experiencing symptoms.

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The owner of Wheelfish said he is looking at a model for reopening that is sustainable and safe.

“Our focus is on keeping customers and staff safe, that this was a wake-up call, that following guidelines and being proactive about minimizing the risk to the customers does not shield a small business from being impacted,” Jonathan Fortier, owner of Wheelfish, said.

The Rosecliff Tavern worker who tested positive for COVID-19 was told they were exposed on Sunday to another person who tested positive. All staff will be getting tested.