Two employees at Roanoke Olive Garden and Cheddar’s test positive for COVID-19


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — An employee at the Roanoke Cheddar’s Restaurant and an employee at the Roanoke Olive Garden have tested positive for COVID-19.

A representative of Darden, the company that owns both Olive Garden and Cheddar’s restaurants, confirmed that the employee at the Roanoke Cheddar’s informed the company of a positive diagnosis on Monday, June 29.

The representative says the employee, who does not work in a guest-facing role, last worked on Friday, June 26 and did not have any symptoms at the time.

A team member at the Olive Garden in Roanoke told the company of their positive diagnosis on Tuesday, June 30. The company says this employee also does not work a guest-facing role and last worked on Wednesday, June 24, with no apparent symptoms at the time.

Both locations were thoroughly sanitized after receiving the information, and both employees are unable to return until they have medical clearance or meet CDC guidelines.

Darden says they have implemented numerous measures, including temperature checks, deep cleanings, mask requirements, and social distancing, to ensure the safety of guests and employees.

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