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Castillo’s in SE Fresno Temporarily Closes After Employee Contracts COVID-19



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An employee of Castillo’s Mexican Food in southeast Fresno tested positive for COVID-19 the restaurant announced on Facebook.

“It is with a heavy heart that we notify our loyal customers of this temporary closure effective 7/21/20,” reads part of the post from the restaurant at 3659 E. Ventura Ave.

Two Week Closure

The owners decided to close the restaurant for the next two weeks for the rest of the team to quarantine at home.

The goal is for the restaurant to reopen Monday, Aug. 3.

TEMPORARILY CLOSEDDear Friends,Since the beginning, we have taken this pandemic very seriously and will continue to…

Posted by Castillo's Mexican Food on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Restaurant’s History

The restaurant’s website says they’ve been serving authentic Mexican food since 1955.

“Proud third generation owners continuing family tradition―quality food at affordable prices​.”

Some of their menu items: omelets, huevos rancheros, Mexico style meat specialties, enchiladas, and tamales.

Employers’ Responsibility

Employers in the city of Fresno now must notify their employees if there is a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace.

That was one part of a change to the city’s emergency order approved by the Fresno City Council on July 16.

CDC Guidelines for Return to Work

The CDC recently updated its guidelines to say a person doesn’t necessarily need to get a COVID-19 test before returning to work.

Additionally, the person only needs 24 hours of non-fever symptoms before they can discontinue isolation. Previously, the CDC had suggested three days.

However, patients with severe illness, the duration of isolation for up to “20 days after symptom onset may be warranted.”