UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020 --
Co-Owner of Riley's Bar & Grill Nick Andrew told Action News Now that seven of his employees that worked on Sunday are quarantined.
Andrew adds that two more employees are quarantined because they were in contact with the employees that worked on Sunday.
All nine employees will test for COVID-19 on Wednesday. It is unknown when they will receive their results.
"We kind of made the decision [to temporarily close] on our own. Morally, that's the ultimate law, so we just said we need to close and get all our employees safe. We don't want anything slipping through the cracks," said Andrew.
CHICO, Calif. -- Riley's Bar & Grill in Chico shared Wednesday it would be temporarily closing as the business works to come up with a plan after a customer tested positive for coronavirus, forcing some staff members to quarantine.
In a Facebook post, the bar shared Tuesday that a customer was there on Sunday, June 28 between 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and they later tested positive for the virus.
"We have notified the proper authorities and have taken aggressive action to deeply sanitize and quarantine our staff who had close contact with the individual who tested positive," the bar said in the post.
Since reopening in mid-May, the bar has been operating below half capacity, customers are required to stay at their spaced-out tables, all staff members wear masks and there is regular sanitation.
Before announcing their closure, staff members would have their temperatures taken before every shift and the bar said customers who do not have a mask upon entry, could buy one for $1.
"Transparency is our responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our Riley’s family and community," the bar shared on Facebook. Riley's plans to make an announcement next week regarding a reopening.