HWY 55 worker was in contact with COVID-19

A worker at a New Bern restaurant named HWY 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries came in contact with an individual who later tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, the restaurant chain reported.

Kenney Moore, founder of HWY 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries, said, “It’s true we had a waitstaff member come in contact with an individual outside of the restaurant and that individual subsequently tested positive for the virus.”

The contact affected the New Bern restaurant on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and not the store in James City, the company said.

“Our team member did work one shift after coming in contact with him and has been quarantined since. She has NO symptoms and is voluntarily staying home for 14 days. We are seven days in and she has no symptoms. The day after she worked, we did a deep clean of the store just to be safe and no other team member has any symptoms.

“This is a difficult time for everyone but I promise we would never endanger any of our people or our guests,” Moore said. “I’d appreciate you posting this or at least make everyone aware that it is safe to eat in the New Bern Hwy 55.”

There has been one case in Craven County where an individual has tested positive.

March 16th, 2020 by
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