LaRosa’s dining room service returns today following precautionary closure since Saturday, July 4

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (July 9, 2020) – The Loveland LaRosa’s Restaurant, located on Loveland-Madeira Road reopened the dining room service at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, July 9. 

Loveland LaRosa’s dining room is open for customers (File) 

LaRosa’s franchise owner Sam David made the decision to close the dining room two-hours early on Saturday, July 4, as a health and safety precaution for employees and customers upon learning a part-time server had received a positive test result for COVID-19. The dining room was immediately completely sanititzed and remained closed for service through Wednesday, July 8. Carry out and curbside pick-up remained open. David first notified couny health officials and followed their recommended health and safety protocols. Based on protocols of the county health officials, there was no risk of exposure from the employee who tested positive. 

David sent all servers and staff to be tested. As a result, dining room servers self-quarantined while awaiting results. As of 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, no other LaRosa’s team member had tested positive.

“We place the health and safety of our employees and customers as number one priority,” said David. “Some of the servers took the extra precautionary step of self-quarantine while waiting for their test results. The dining room has been completely sanitized, is safe and open for our customers.”

Loveland area restaurants have experienced temporary precautionary closings due to employee exposure, or positive test for COVID-19 multiple times during the last three weeks. The Skyline Chilli Restaurant at 10460 Loveland-Madeira Road is currently closed and was termporarily closed once during June. A sign on the door there indicates employee and customer health and safety precautions are the reason for the current closing. The sign also indicates they plan to reopen Friday, July 10. Loveland Beacon has been in touch with Skyline Corporate officials and is awaiting further information on the closing and reopening of the Loveland-Madeira Rd. location. 

Paxton’s Grill is open for indoor & outdoor dining w/ carry-out and curbside pick up also available. (FILE)

Additionally, Paxton’s Grill in the Loveland Downtown District closed for the day June 23, and upon learning an employee there had tested positive for COVID-19. The employee had last worked 8 days prior to that, exhibited no symptoms, and had a temperature 0f 97.9 according to Paxton’s public message released at the time. It was believed to be an isolated incident, and the restaurant reopened for business the following day, June 24. They continue to follow all CDC and State guidelines to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers. Paxton’s Grill remains open for inside & outside dining as well as continuing carry-out and curbside pick-up. There have been no other incidents of COVID-19 there. 

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