The Pocono Record reports that the Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating a situation involving a Red Robin restaurant employee who was diagnosed with Hepatitis A.
“The Disease Prevention and Control Law prohibits us from providing further details as the investigation is ongoing at this time,” said Aimee Tysarczyk, press secretary/director of communications for the state Health Department. “As the investigation continues and if any public health risks evolve, the department will provide additional information to ensure the safety and well-being of the public, as needed,” Tysarczyk said.
In a statement to the Pocono Record, Red Robin said:
“On May 5, 2014, Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group was informed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health that an employee at the Red Robin restaurant in Stroudsburg, Pa., had contracted Hepatitis A. The employee has not been in the restaurant since April 27, 2014, and will not return to work until he has been granted medical clearance.”
At this time, the Pennsylvania Department of Health does not believe there is a risk to the general public; however, guests who visited the Stroudsburg Red Robin restaurant between April 16 – May 5 can contact the department at 1-877-PA-HEALTH with any questions or concerns.