Woodstock restaurant, Oriole9, closes due to Covid exposure by staff member

Woodstock’s Oriole9, located at 17 Tinker St., announced yesterday that it would close Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week after learning that a staff member had been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid-19. During this time, all staff will be tested and the restaurant will be cleaned. The restaurant hopes to reopen on Friday, November 20.

Oriole9 is the third Woodstock restaurant to close this month due to a staff member or patron testing positive for Covid-19 or being in contact with someone who had. Earlier this month, Dixon Roadside closed, and remains closed. Silvia closed November 8 and reopened November 13.

Here’s the message posted yesterday to Facebook:

Image may contain: text that says "Yesterday we learned one of our staff members had been in contact with a friend outside of work who has tested positive for Covid. Out of an abundance of caution we are closing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to clean the restaurant and to have our staff tested. To be clear, no Oriole 9 staff members have tested positive. Our highest priority is the safety and health of our staff and our patrons. We look forward to re-opening Friday|"