Multiple bars and restaurants in West Michigan closed as staff contract Coronavirus

Long Road Grand Haven, Bostwick Lake Inn, Donkey Taqueria among impacted businesses
Posted at 1:07 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 22:34:56-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Several restaurants and bars in West Michigan are closing back down, this time because of staff members testing positive for Coronavirus.

So far, FOX 17 has confirmed that Long Road Distillery in Grand Haven, Bostwick Lake Inn near Rockford, and Donkey Taqueria in Grand Rapids are all shutting their doors temporarily. Each had at least one employee test positive for Coronavirus, but where they were exposed is still under investigation.

The cases are not surprising to the Kent County Health Department.

“It’s understandable, people want to get together and hang out and they’re going to go where they can and do that. So we just still want people to be taking precautions,” said Brian Hartl, Epidemiologist with the Kent County Health Department.

The real concern for the department is the rising number of daily cases. On Tuesday Kent County saw 24 new cases. Wednesday that went up to 37. Thursday it was 52.

For more details on the number of cases in Kent County, click here.