Guy Fieri provides his own brand of Thanksgiving disaster relief for Camp Fire evacuees in Chico, Calif. on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. He shares a turkey recipe, too. Reno Gazette Journal


LAS VEGAS – Guy Fieri's Las Vegas Kitchen Bar has closed at the Linq Hotel after a worker tested positive for COVID-19.

When the hotel learned that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19, it contacted the health department and started working with them to conduct an investigation to determine who had been in close proximity to that employee, according to a Caesars Entertainment statement.

Caesars Entertainment did not say when the worker tested positive or when the restaurant will reopen.

The positive test comes one day after a pair of Flamingo employees tested positive for the contagious illness.

Caesars Entertainment confirmed the cases Friday but would not say where the employees worked inside the iconic Strip hotel-casino. 

"Contact tracing protocols were followed," Caesar's Entertainment spokesman Richard Broome said in an email.

Earlier in the week, an employee at the Bellagio's Mayfair Supper Club tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the restaurant to temporarily close. 

The closure comes two weeks after casinos opened in the wake of a pandemic shutdown that lasted almost three months.

Ed Komenda writes about Las Vegas for the Reno Gazette Journal and USA Today Network. Do you care about democracy? Then support local journalism by subscribing to the Reno Gazette Journal right here

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