Sacramento bar, nightclub, grocery store close after COVID cases – KCRA Sacramento

This week, three Sacramento businesses decided to temporarily close after people who frequented the establishments tested positive for COVID-19: Badlands night club, The Depot Bar and Corti Brothers grocery store.Badlands nightclub and The Depot Bar in midtown Sacramento closed on Friday. They just reopened a week prior. Despite their best efforts of requiring customers to wear a mask and keep their distance, they temporarily closed their doors again after finding out a customer who came on reopening day felt symptoms a couple of days later and then tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “ was following the guidelines. He wore a mask. He was isolated within his pod,” Johnathan Cameron said. “Literally, it was a week and we were already closing our doors saying it’s time to clean.” Cameron is the General Manager of Badlands and The Depot. He said the closure gives them time for a deep clean and for staff to get tested. “For us, our staff and our customers are our Number One priority,” he said. “And we just feel it’s safer to clean and just make sure that we do an extra detailed cleaning, something more than we would normally do on a normal night and day.”Cameron said the owner decided to close immediately after talking with the staff. “For him it was like, ‘What would you do for your family?’ You close your doors for a couple days,” Cameron said. Cameron expects this is the new normal for businesses. “They find out. They shut down. They clean. They reopen. And that is something that is probably going to be around for a while,” he said. People who shop in the Lavender Heights neighborhood applaud the business’ move. “I think that’s really responsible. I think that’s hard to do as a business owner, but I think that’ll give confidence in people to come back,” said Marina Olson. LaJuan Moye agrees. “I think it’s a good thing that they are mindful,” Moye said. “I think some people aren’t taking the proper guidelines too, so it’s good to see that other businesses are doing that.”Customer Steven Bourasa feels differently. “I think the bars are overreacting because I believe the incubation period for COVID is a lot longer than two days so they obviously didn’t catch it at the bar,” Bourasa said. “And people are sterilizing surfaces and taking precautions. I don’t think it takes that long to make the bar safe again.”On Friday, Corti Brothers specialty grocer in East Sacramento was also temporarily closed. A sign posted outside read:“A positive Covid19 result has been presented from someone who has been inside our market regularly. We are following all proper guidance to clean our . We will reopen as soon as all protocols have been completed.”The grocery store reopened on Saturday. An employee tells KCRA 3 that after meeting all guidelines, they are back open and ready to serve. Gary shopped at the store on Saturday and said he was relieved to see people wearing their masks inside. “At least for the time being, until we get a better handle on this darn bug, everyone should be wearing a mask,” he said. Businesses that are trying to do their part are asking their customers to do the same. “If you end up getting COVID, take a moment to one reach out to any and everybody that you’ve been in contact with, a business, going to the grocery store, letting that business know so that they can do what is appropriate,” Cameron said. Cameron said Badlands and The Depot will stay closed until at least July 3. He said they could stay closed for even longer because on what they feel is necessary.

This week, three Sacramento businesses decided to temporarily close after people who frequented the establishments tested positive for COVID-19: Badlands night club, The Depot Bar and Corti Brothers grocery store.

Badlands nightclub and The Depot Bar in midtown Sacramento closed on Friday. They just reopened a week prior. Despite their best efforts of requiring customers to wear a mask and keep their distance, they temporarily closed their doors again after finding out a customer who came on reopening day felt symptoms a couple of days later and then tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“[The customer] was following the guidelines. He wore a mask. He was isolated within his pod,” Johnathan Cameron said. “Literally, it was a week and we were already closing our doors saying it’s time to clean.”

Cameron is the General Manager of Badlands and The Depot. He said the closure gives them time for a deep clean and for staff to get tested.

“For us, our staff and our customers are our Number One priority,” he said. “And we just feel it’s safer to clean and just make sure that we do an extra detailed cleaning, something more than we would normally do on a normal night and day.”

Cameron said the owner decided to close immediately after talking with the staff.

“For him it was like, ‘What would you do for your family?’ You close your doors for a couple days,” Cameron said.

Cameron expects this is the new normal for businesses.

“They find out. They shut down. They clean. They reopen. And that is something that is probably going to be around for a while,” he said.

People who shop in the Lavender Heights neighborhood applaud the business’ move.

“I think that’s really responsible. I think that’s hard to do as a business owner, but I think that’ll give confidence in people to come back,” said Marina Olson.

LaJuan Moye agrees.

“I think it’s a good thing that they are mindful,” Moye said. “I think some people aren’t taking the proper guidelines too, so it’s good to see that other businesses are doing that.”

Customer Steven Bourasa feels differently.

“I think the bars are overreacting because I believe the incubation period for COVID is a lot longer than two days so they obviously didn’t catch it at the bar,” Bourasa said. “And people are sterilizing surfaces and taking precautions. I don’t think it takes that long to make the bar safe again.”

On Friday, Corti Brothers specialty grocer in East Sacramento was also temporarily closed. A sign posted outside read:

“A positive Covid19 result has been presented from someone who has been inside our market regularly. We are following all proper guidance to clean our [premises]. We will reopen as soon as all protocols have been completed.”

The grocery store reopened on Saturday. An employee tells KCRA 3 that after meeting all guidelines, they are back open and ready to serve.

Gary shopped at the store on Saturday and said he was relieved to see people wearing their masks inside.

“At least for the time being, until we get a better handle on this darn bug, everyone should be wearing a mask,” he said.

Businesses that are trying to do their part are asking their customers to do the same.

“If you end up getting COVID, take a moment to one reach out to any and everybody that you’ve been in contact with, a business, going to the grocery store, letting that business know so that they can do what is appropriate,” Cameron said.

Cameron said Badlands and The Depot will stay closed until at least July 3. He said they could stay closed for even longer because on what they feel is necessary.