Point Loma's Cesarina Italian Restaurant Closes Due To COVID-19 Positive Employee

July 1, 2020

Point Loma's Cesarina Italian restaurant took to social media this afternoon to announce its temporary closure due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.

"In full transparency, this morning we were made aware that a front of house employee, has come into close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19," posted Cesarina ownership to the company's social media accounts. "His most recent shift at Cesarina was on Sunday, June 28th. While the staff member passed all required temperature and symptom checks before each shift, his test results, which were acquired this afternoon, came back positive. The safety of our employees, guests and the community is our number one priority, which is why we have made the decision to close until we have more information on the health and wellbeing of our Cesarina family."

Cesarina also announced that it has arranged for all employees to be tested this Friday, July 3. There is no time table for when the restaurant will reopen. This is the third area restaurant to announce its closure due to a COVID-19 positive employee in the past few weeks. Nolita Hall in San Diego's Little Italy temporarily closed as of June 17 as a precaution following an employee testing positive for novel coronavirus. The restaurant announced yesterday that it would be remaining closed for few weeks beyond its planned June 30 reopening date. Mission Avenue Bar & Grill in Oceanside also closed for a short time following two employees testing positive for COVID-19.

Check out Cesarina's full announcement below.