Guy Fieri's Las Vegas Kitchen Bar closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19
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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.