COVID-19 Update: Two more Carbondale restaurants closing, three new Jackson County COVID-19 cases

By Staff Report, News Desk

UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect the additional closure of Saluki Bar N’ Grill.

Tres Hombres and Flame Grill and Bar are the most recent Carbondale restaurants to close amid COVID-19. 

Both establishments announced Tuesday over Facebook they would be closing. 

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According to its Facebook post, Tres Hombres will be closing due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. 

“We ceased operations immediately following the call from the Jackson County Health Department,” the post said. “Unfortunately, we are still severely understaffed and have all been working around the clock with each other and will need everyone here to be able to at least isolate themselves for the 14 day period that is recommended by the CDC.”

Flame Grill and Bar’s Facebook post said the restaurant has not had any employees test positive, but is closing as a precautionary measure to reduce risk of possible exposure.

Neither business has released information on possible reopening. Additionally, Pinch Penny Liquors, Quatro’s Deep Pan Pizza, and Saluki Bar N’ Grill have also closed. Pinch Penny and Quatro’s both had an employee test positive for COVID-19.

Saluki Bar N’ Grill initially closed in response to new city guidelines, but after the closure, some staff members were found to test positive for COVID-19, according to a Facebook post on Monday. 

COVID-19 cases reached their highest one-day total in Jackson on Monday with 23 new cases. 

(See more: Jackson County reports highest single day case number, 23 new COVID cases)

Tuesday and Wednesday have seen three new cases each day. As of Wednesday, there have been 431 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 19 deaths, according to a Jackson County Health Department release, and 340 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

The Jackson County Health Department asks residents to follow public health guidelines by wearing a mask in public, maintaining social distance, avoiding social gatherings, washing hands frequently and working with health department officials as they conduct contact tracing. 

If you are experiencing fever, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, nausea or diarrhea, you should contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.

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