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Four Local Restaurants Close After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

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The Ohio Department of Health Sunday reported over 950 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total to 57-thousand-151.  

Sixty one new hospitalizations and four new deaths are reported for a mortality total of 2911. 
 
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The owners of Standard Hall in the Short North say they are closing the restaurant after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.  The employee also had contact with staff at their Short North Pint House and Goody Boy locations, and all three are closed for cleaning.  Standard Hall came under fire  when in-person dining resumed for having large crowds without proper social distancing.  Operators say it does not appear the employee had contact with any customers, but those who have eaten at any of the locations recently should monitor themselves for symptoms. 
 
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And Katalina’s cafe in Clintonville is closing for the next week after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The closure will allow crews to clean the facility. Owners say the worker did not have contact with customers.
 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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