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Detroit restaurant Grey Ghost closing for the weekend after employee tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 11:28 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 23:28:21-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Popular Detroit restaurant Grey Ghost said it was closing for the weekend after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

According to Grey Ghost, they will undergo a deep cleaning over the weekend.

The restaurant said the staff member had been in the building on Tuesday, and tested positive on Friday after an off-site exposure to the virus.

"This team member has not yet worked a shift nor had any interactions with guests," the post read. "This health crisis is serious and requires a serious response, so we made the call to cease operations Friday for the duration of the weekend."

The restaurant said all team members will undergo testing before returning to work. The city of Detroit is also offering testing for free to restaurant workers in the city.

This is the first major Detroit restaurant to close as a precaution after a worker tested positive for COVID-19. Restaurants and bars in metro Detroit opened on June 8 after being closed for nearly 3 months.

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