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Downtown Auburn restaurant closes for the weekend after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Officials with the Cayuga County Health Department are asking anyone who visited Mesa Grande Taqueria on Sunday, September 20th between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms.

The announcement came late this week after an employee tested positive for the virus.

Mesa Grande posted on Facebook that they would be closed throughout the weekend. The plan is to reopen on Monday.

“We received news late (Friday) evening that one of our staff members had a positive Covid-19 test,” the Faceboo post said. “Due to concerns for our staff and customers’ safety, we will be closed this weekend until we receive further information from the NYS Health Department. We would like to let everyone know that this employee was not in any contact with customers or food items while they were here.”

While there was a string of newly-reported COVID-19 cases in Cayuga County. Eight out of the 10 new positives were linked to the Emmanuel Baptist Bible Church, according to health officials.