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Cashier at Albany Popeyes tests positive for coronavirus

WNYT Staff
Updated: April 03, 2020 05:14 PM
Created: April 03, 2020 11:25 AM

A cashier at the Popeyes on Central Avenue in Albany has tested positive for coronavirus.

County Executive Dan McCoy made the announcement at a press briefing on Friday.

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Anyone who was at the restaurant on March 23 between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. or March 25 from 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. should call their doctor or the Albany County Health Department.

Owner Peggy Savchik tells News Channel 13 their longtime employee who tested positive for COVID-19 is "doing well". Savchik and her husband Tom also own the Troy and Schenectady Popeye's locations.

"She didn't have any symptoms until this week. All of the other employees - about 15 or so at this location, are now under quarantine and will receive the new emergency sick leave," Savchik added.

Savchik says the quarantine for those other workers should be over on April 7 or April 8, and the Albany restaurant will re-open to customers on April 9, 2020.

Savchik also told NewsChannel 13 they've implemented touchless measures and are doing everything they can to keep employees and customers safe and healthy.

Hear from surprised customers who tried to get a bite to eat there on Friday, by watching the video of Jill Konopka's story.


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