A number of local restaurants are choosing to temporarily close their doors this week due to COVID-19 exposure in their staff, as numbers slowly tick up across the county. Most of the restaurants involved, as of the time of this post, have taken the time to observe a longer holiday break and will resume next week following clear test results.
Orange County’s test positivity rate was 4.5% between December 10 and December 16th, though AdventHealth recently reported that its Centra Care system saw its positivity rates climb from 5% to 21% over the last few weeks. 12,915 new cases were reported on Tuesday in the state, according to a recent report by Orlando Sentinel.
According to the CDC, Orange County is currently listed as an area with a high community transmission rate, and people should wear masks when in public, indoor settings to protect themselves.
The following restaurants posted notices of temporary closures on their social platforms.