UPDATE: Harvey's is reopening Friday, November 6, at 6:30 a.m. per a Facebook post.

 

COVID strikes again.  Harvey’s Bakery has shut down as of Wednesday due to a customer testing positive for COVID, according to fosters.com.

It’s a tale that is becoming all too common, but the good news is responsible restaurant owners are taking swift action.

Harvey’s Bakery will be closed for the next few days and will reopen when DHHS gives them the all-clear, Fosters stated. Harvey’s has hired a professional cleaning service to make sure the restaurant does everything necessary to keep its customers and employees safe, according to the article.

Harvey’s discovered the customer who tested positive was at the shop on October 31 for a little over an hour from 12:00 to 1:15 pm per fosters.com.

This is why contact tracing is so important to stop the spread of the disease.

Harvey’s Bakery and Coffee Shop posted on their Facebook page “The safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority.  Our staff will be tested. We are working with N.H. DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services) and the city of Dover. Our building will be thoroughly cleaned, and we will continue to adhere to CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting, as we always have and will continue to do.” per reporting from fosters.com.

Sadly, Harvey’s Bakery is not alone.  Many restaurants across our area have been hit hard with temporary closures due to positive COVID cases among employees and customers.  Even with every precaution taken, these cases can still pop up.  Wash your hands, wear your mask, and keep your distance.