The Trinidad Rancheria has closed Seascape Restaurant until all employees can be tested for COVID-19 and is warning customers who visited the restaurant last week to get tested after it was "affected" by a "super-spreader event in Humboldt County the week of April 18."
In a press release, Trinidad Rancheria doesn't identify the source of exposure but urges employees and customers to be tested. The restaurant has been disinfected, according to the release, and "will reopen as soon as staff have tested negative for COVID-19"
The announcement follows one from Public Health last week that linked Eureka the Pentecostal Church
to what officials described as "one or more" super-spreader events they believe drove a surge of cases locally. Last week, Humboldt County confirmed
130 new COVID-19 cases, up from 72 the week before, which itself was a doubling of the prior week.
In its press release, the Trinidad Rancheria said it is working closely with Public Health on contact tracing and testing efforts, saying an employee testing plan will be developed with the county and released soon.
See the full press release from Trinidad Rancheria here
Editor's note: A previous version of this story included references that misidentified the restaurant involved and the
Journal regrets the error.