Two additional employees at Cheesecake Factory Waikiki test positive for COVID-19, company confirms

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Two more employees at the Cheesecake Factor in Waikiki have tested positive for the coronavirus, the company confirmed on Thursday, July 16.

This brings a total of three confirmed cases at the Waikiki restaurant, which is located in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.

According to a statement provided to KHON2, the restaurant is taking the time to ‘conduct an additional deep cleaning’ on Thursday morning and will reopen when the cleaning is completed.

Here’s the full statement that the company provided on July 16:

“We have just been made aware that two individuals have tested positive for COVID-19.  The restaurant is cleaned nightly by an outside company, but out of an abundance of caution, we are taking time to conduct an additional deep cleaning of the restaurant this morning and will reopen once the cleaning is completed. We have reached out to the local health department for additional guidance.”

Spero Alex, Cheesecake Factory Senior Vice President of Operations

The first reported case at the Waikiki restaurant was confirmed on Friday, July 10.

According to a statement provided that day, the company notified anyone who had been in close contact with the person to self-quarantine.

Today (July 10), upon learning that an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 had been in the restaurant, we immediately notified anyone who had been in close contact with that person to self-quarantine. We also notified our other staff members that someone had tested positive. We have reached out to the local health department for additional guidance. The restaurant is cleaned nightly by an outside company and we are conducting an additional deep cleaning of the restaurant.”

Spero Alex, Cheesecake Factory Senior Vice President of Operations

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