COVID-19 positive employee closes Three Li’l Pigs BBQ

By Aila Boyd

Three Li’l Pigs BBQ in Daleville announced on June 29 that the restaurant will be reopening today.

The restaurant notified the public last Monday that it would be closing until further notice due to the fact that one of its employees had tested positive for COVID-19.

“We have been diligent in keeping our restaurant sanitized and protected for the safety of our staff and the public,” the restaurant said at the time in a Facebook post. “Unfortunately, despite all our efforts, an employee has tested positive due to travel out of state.”

The restaurant noted that the employee worked one shift the previous week and wore proper personal protective equipment during that shift.

Additionally, the restaurant said that it has been in contact with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). “From the information we provided them, they said we had taken the necessary proactive measures,” management said on Facebook. “The VDH advised us that we could stay open; however, upon discussion among management we have decided to air on the side of caution to protect our employees and the public.”

The restaurant closed its doors at 3 p.m. last Monday.

“We will have the restaurant professionally cleaned and will make a decision regarding when to reopen in the near future,” management said. “Again, the Department of Health advised we were clear to remain open but out of an abundance of caution we have decided to close temporarily. We appreciate the support of the community and will continue to give updates going forward.”

Additionally, Heritage Family Market announced on June 25 that it would be closing temporarily due to some of its employees getting sick.

In an announcement, the market said, “We will wait to reopen till we get test results back and will deep clean and sanitize our store in order to open again as safely as possible. We do not have any positive COVID-19 test results but this is out of an abundance of caution in order to keep everyone as safe as possible.”

On June 29, the market said via a Facebook post that it plans to tentatively open back up on July 9.


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