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COVID-19 outbreak related to Miami Twp. Roosters

Roosters voluntarily suspended operations and is working with health officials.

Public health officials are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at the Roosters in Miami Twp. and warned that anyone who went to the location June 25 or June 28 might have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County said in a statement Tuesday that to date officials have seen five cases in employees of the 9400 Springboro Pike restaurant.

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Public Health stated it is working with restaurant management to help reduce the spread and said Roosters has voluntarily suspended operations and begun enhanced cleaning of the facility. Those individuals who became ill are being isolated and their close contacts are being asked to quarantine.

Rooster’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations Nicole Cox said Wednesday that the company’s top priority is the safety of guests and team members.

“This outbreak is currently at only one of our locations and we are over the top cooperative with the local health department to keep everyone safe. During these recent months we have been so appreciative to the entire community and our team for their support during these changing times. We will absolutely continue to do everything we can to support the community and our team to keep them safe and healthy,” Cox said.

Roosters said in a post on their website says that “to ensure the health and safety of our team members and guests, our Miami Township location will be closed until Monday July 6. We will reopen as carryout only until further notice. Thank you for understanding!”

If you were at this location for any reason on June 25 or June 28, you may have been exposed to the virus and could be infected. Public Health is asking those individuals to monitor themselves for symptoms and contact their health care provider should symptoms develop.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

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Public Health stated the agency “reminds you that there is presently significant community spread in the area and the public should take proper precautions at all times to protect themselves. Precautions include wearing a mask when in public, keeping a safe distance from others, and washing your hands frequently and thoroughly.”

Public Health has reported an increase in positive coronavirus tests, trending up starting early June. Local and state hospitalizations have also been trending up, indicating positive tests are increasing not just because of increased testing but also increased spread of the virus.

As the 4th of July holiday approaches, public health officials are asking people to limit exposure to situations that may lead to spread, including large gatherings and locations where masks are not being worn.

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