JAMESTOWN — AJs Texas Hots on Foote Avenue will continue normal operations and hours after being cleared by the Chautauqua County Health Department when an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Co-owner and General Manager Sam Fitch told WNYNewsNow the employee who tested positive did not have contact with any customers the day he was ill, was sent home and will return to work a week or so after he is cleared of his quarantine.
“You are safe coming to AJs. I can promise you, you’re safe coming to AJs,” Fitch said. “We love you and appreciate you as a community for all the support you’ve given us over the years.”
Sam says on June 25, a part time employee wasn’t feeling well and went home, the restaurant staff reported. The employee took the rest of the week off and got tested for COVID-19. On July 2, the test came back positive for COVID-19. The restaurant was never in jeopardy of closing.
The staff at AJs was already practicing several safety measures, Fitch said. They all wear masks, have sanitizer stations throughout the restaurant and continue to clean and sanitize as they always have, Fitch explained.
“We are still open, drive through only, the lobby will remain closed until all restrictions are lifted for the COVID-19,” he said.