Restaurant employee among new COVID-19 cases in Pike

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The Pike County Health Department announced Tuesday that three new cases of novel coronavirus COVID-19 have been confirmed in Pike County.

Among those new cases is a food service worker employed at Bank 253 Restaurant and Nightlife in downtown Pikeville. Pike County Health Department Director Tammy Riley announced on Tuesday that anyone receiving curbside pickup service from Bank 253 on April 25 between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. should monitor themselves for symptoms. She added, however, that the risk of exposure to the public is “extremely low” and the announcement was being made out of an “abundance of caution.”

Photo from Bank 253 Facebook page

Riley said the new cases include a 25-year-old female, a 47-year-old male and a 24-year-old female, all of whom are recovering at home.

Bank 253 announced on Tuesday that it is closing until further notice due to the ongoing pandemic. According to a post on the business’ Facebook page, the closure is “a trying decision,” but was made with the health and wellness of its customers and employees in mind.

“We have loved serving you and being a part of this community,” the post says. “We love you, Pikeville — We will miss you.”

Additionally, Riley complimented the public for its response to the spread of COVID-19. She says the public has been unselfish in its response and compassionate toward those affected by the spread of the virus, while also urging continued diligence.

“I believe that individuals have tried to be compassionate, businesses have gone above and beyond to try to make their customers as safe as possible. I am forever grateful,” she said. “But I want to remind you and urge you that this is not the time to relax our behaviors.”

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Source: Mountain Top