Sunday, May 28, 2023

COVID-19 Cases Identified at Three Separate Mendocino South Coast Restaurants


The following is a press release issued by Mendocino County Public Health:

Public Notice: Positive COVID-19 Cases Identified among:

Chowder House and Tap Room June 27th – June 28th 790 Port Rd, Point Arena

Trinks Café June 28th – July 3rd 39140 S. HWY 1 Gualala
Cove Azul Bar & Grill June 28th – June 29th
Cypress Village, 39102 Ocean Dr, Gualala

With these confirmed cases, members of the public who have attended these locations might have been exposed to COVID-19, and are advised to seek COVID-19 testing if unvaccinated, or to seek testing if exhibiting symptoms while vaccinated.

Public Health is prepared for the possibility of outbreaks due to increased close contact during the summer months. Public Health still urges members of the public to exercise their best judgment when making decisions that might affect their health and the health of the community. We appreciate the cooperation of the above local businesses to find those who could be exposed, and Public Health only publishes their names when we are unable to specifically identify everyone in the public who could have been exposed.

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Public Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren would like to emphasize the importance of staying home from work when exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. Common symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or new loss of taste or

We ask that the community stay vigilant and follow the guidance outlined by the California Department of Public Health and Mendocino County Public Health.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and masking, contact the Mendocino County Public Health COVID19 Call Center at (707) 472-2759 or visit our website at: www.mendocinocounty.org/covid19.

The following are statements from the affected restaurants:

“As a fourth generation Mendocino County resident the health and safety of my community is always of utmost importance to me. We have, and will continue to, follow all health and safety protocols. I would also like to urge everyone to get vaccinated so that business disruptions like we have experienced on the south coast will end.”
Tracy Du Pont, The Pier Chowder House & Tap Room

“Trinks Café in Gualala has always taken the safety of community to heart. Recently, we closed because an employee tested positive for COVID19. We immediately followed all the protocols set out by the Mendocino County Health Department. After complete sanitization, we re-opened but shutting down our business adversely affected so many aspects of so many people’s lives. Our staff, our customers, ourselves and our wider community. We encourage everyone to get completely vaccinated so that we can all live on without fear and anxiety.”
Naomi, Trinks Café

“Cove Azul Bar & Grill recently had one of our employees test positive for the Covid19 virus.
The restaurant was closed and all sanitation protocols were put in place. We value our community and its safety is very important to us. We hope that everyone in our community and our valued visitors stay safe and healthy. Vaccinations are very important to ensure that this is possible.”
Juan Carbajal, Cove Azul Bar & Grill

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