Manco & Manco has temporarily closed their Ocean City, New Jersey locations for cleaning on Tuesday after 3 employees tested positive for COVID-19.
According to their Facebook announcement, 2 of the employees who tested positive were asymptomatic. Those who have tested positive are in self-quarantine for 14 days and anyone who has had contact with those infected are required to get tested before returning to work.
The pizza parlor said they have been in contact with the Cape May County Board of Health. Although not required to close, the pizzeria decided to shut down to allow for the cleaning service BioBlast Inc. to disinfect all of their shops, according to their announcement.
Manco & Manco will reopen their Ocean City Boardwalk operations Wednesday, July 15, with new additions to their safety precautions such as suspending the sale of pizza slices.
“Only whole pizzas will be available until further notice,” regarding their Ocean City locations, the Manco family said.
In addition, the shop revealed they “will be making use of UV-C light technology to frequently sanitize high-touch areas such as credit card terminals and our touch tablets and counters.”
The pizzeria will also “be applying safety seals to pick-up and curbside pizza boxes,” which until now has been reserved only for delivery.
Mandatory mask-wearing and daily temperature checks for employees will continue, the family said.