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Pleasanton pizza parlor closing until next week after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Porky's says precautionary move allows for deep-cleaning, all workers to be cleared

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.

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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.

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Pleasanton pizza parlor closing until next week after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Porky's says precautionary move allows for deep-cleaning, all workers to be cleared

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Wed, May 27, 2020, 2:43 pm

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.

Comments

Michelle
Donlon Elementary School
on May 27, 2020 at 11:12 pm
Michelle, Donlon Elementary School
on May 27, 2020 at 11:12 pm
2 people like this

We love Porky's Pizza. They are of care and integrety. Looking forward to the reopening. Hoping for a full recovery for the employee and family.


Pleasanton Parent
Pleasanton Meadows
on May 28, 2020 at 7:46 am
Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows
on May 28, 2020 at 7:46 am
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Would be really interesting to understand the employees situation as its been over ten days since having symptoms. I completely understand and respect the individual's privacy - but from a pandemic calibration would be interested in knowing whether this individual is "over it" and ok or if is really struggling through the effects.

I think Porky's did right by their employees and customers in the actions they took, the community should support them upon re-opening with equal consideration.







Lou Astbury
Kottinger Ranch
on May 28, 2020 at 12:06 pm
Lou Astbury, Kottinger Ranch
on May 28, 2020 at 12:06 pm
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We had a pizza and salad delivery from Porky's on May 18th which was the last shift of the affected employee. Should we be worried. I wonder if the employee was involved in the preparation of our pizza and salad?


Glen
Stoneridge Orchards
on May 29, 2020 at 4:16 pm
Glen, Stoneridge Orchards
on May 29, 2020 at 4:16 pm
2 people like this

Lou,

You shouldn't be worried. It's not a foodborne illness. It's respiratory, like the flu.


Wombat
Downtown
on May 29, 2020 at 4:42 pm
Wombat, Downtown
on May 29, 2020 at 4:42 pm
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@Lou

Yeah, I think that Glen is correct. From what I've read, getting coronavirus from eating or drinking is highly unlikely.


BobB
Vintage Hills
on May 29, 2020 at 8:54 pm
BobB, Vintage Hills
on May 29, 2020 at 8:54 pm
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Lou,

It's been widely reported that food is not very likely to spread the virus. I wouldn't worry.


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