A location of popular Cuban bakery chain Porto’s is closed after multiple employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Downey location shut down late last week, per the LA Times, with ownership saying in a statement on social media that “the safety and well-being of our team, guests and our community are fundamental to our family business.”
Per the company’s Facebook post, the immediate closure comes after three different employees tested positive for COVID-19. The shutter is temporary and “not required,” but ownership says they’ll take the necessary time to sanitize the entire facility and test the other employees. The company has moved to curbside pickup only at the Downey location as of yesterday. The other locations of the cult favorite chain, including the massively popular Buena Park outlet and the Glendale original, remain open.
Meanwhile, coronavirus outbreaks continue to pop up at various restaurants and food-making facilities around Los Angeles and Orange County, including at the popular wholesale bakery Bub & Grandma’s, where now six total employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Los Angeles County officials now estimate that as many as one in every 140 people throughout the county may be infected, many of them unknowingly. Yesterday, coronavirus cases officially topped 100,000 in the county.