Management from Porky's Pizza Palace announced Wednesday morning that the restaurant on Hopyard Road will temporarily shut down until at least next week after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The employee last worked at the Pleasanton restaurant on May 18 and did not exhibit any symptoms during their shift, according to management. Once they started feeling ill at home, the employee did not come back to work and was later tested for the virus, receiving a positive result.
In response, the restaurant has closed short-term, effective Wednesday, to allow for deep-cleaning and sanitization, as well as to ensure all workers have been cleared to safely return to work, according to management.
"After learning about a team member testing positive earlier this week, Porky’s took immediate action and will continue to take proper precautions for the safety of the community. Our anticipated date to re-open will be Tuesday June 2nd after confirming all team members have gone 14 days without showing any symptoms," managers said in a Facebook post.
They said the short-term closure was being done "out of an abundance of caution … to ensure the health and safety of our community and team members" -- while noting such a move is not required under city, county, state or federal government regulations.
Porky's Pizza Palace is located 2911 Hopyard Road, in the shopping center at the southeast corner of the Valley Avenue intersection. The Porky's restaurant in San Leandro was not exposed to this COVID-19 case and remains open for takeout and delivery, according to management.