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Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Reno Shuts Down Temporarily After Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus

None of the other employees have tested positive so far, the owner said. They hope to reopen Monday.

Reno at 2607 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Reno, the popular pizza and sandwich joint on the square, is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for coronavirus.

The owners announced the news Monday in a Facebook post.

“Dear friends, we found out today that one of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19. We are closing our doors, effective immediately, and testing all employees to protect our staff and guests,” the owners wrote.

The owners said the employee had not been in the restaurant, 2607 N. Milwaukee Ave., or in contact with any other employee for a week prior to the diagnosis, but the restaurant will remain closed while the rest of the staff gets tested.

Owner Jason Normann told Block Club none of the other employees have tested positive so far. He said they’re asking the staff to get tested a second time in the lead-up to reopening.

The plan is to reopen the restaurant this Monday after two rounds of negative test results and thoroughly sanitizing the restaurant, Normann said.

“We take it very seriously — most importantly, making sure our staff feels safe in their work environment,” he said.

The employee is “recovering well,” Normann said.

Reno is the latest restaurant in Chicago to close temporarily following a staffer testing positive for the virus.

Replay Andersonville and Recess in Fulton Market shut down after employees tested positive. Logan Square’s Longman & Eagle closed about 10 days after reopening for patio service. Fork in Lincoln Square shut down after a worker was “exposed” to the virus.

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