The Henhouse Cafe and Lounge in Riddle has closed its doors temporarily after learning a customer had tested positive for COVID-19.
The restaurant said on Facebook it was voluntarily closing for two weeks and would reopen Oct. 1.
The News-Review was unable to reach owner Marshelle Fobes, but her Facebook post said the customer was believed to have visited the cafe between seven and 10 days ago.
“They are an early morning person and keep to themselves so I don’t think they shared with anyone I just don’t want to take chances with the rest of my peeps,” Fobes wrote on Facebook.
The restaurant’s announcement came as the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team announced two new cases on Wednesday, including one positive test and one presumptive case.
Three new cases were announced on Tuesday, and two on Monday.
The new cases bring the county’s total to 195 as of Wednesday.
Five county residents are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, and three are being supported in isolation.
Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority reported 195 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 29,850.
OHA also reported two new deaths, raising the state’s death toll to 521.
OHA said in its weekly report on Wednesday that the number of new cases in Oregon are on the decline. New cases over the past week were down 12% from the previous week. The number of Oregonians newly tested also declined during this period, though that decline has coincided with major wildfires across the state.
OHA reports workplace outbreaks involving five or more cases in workplaces with at least 30 workers. Mercy Medical Center, which had reported 10 cases, was removed from the active list and reported as recently resolved in the OHA’s Sept. 10 weekly report.