Whitey’s On 53rd Closes After Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19
A Whitey's Ice Cream location in Davenport is closing for the moment after an employee at the location tested positive for COVID-19.
On Tuesday, Whitey's Ice Cream announced on social media that they will be closing their 53rd Street location in Davenport for a few days after one of their employee's tested positive for COVID-19. This comes just 2 days after the company seemed very excited to reopen all of their locations in the Quad Cities.
In the social media post, officials from Whitey's Ice Cream said,
"We were just informed that an employee at our 53rd Street location has tested positive for COVID-19. Throughout this whole process we have made every effort to ensure the health and safety of not only our employees, but our customers as well. Given this news, we are going to close down our 53rd Street location for a few days in order to deep clean the store again and give our employees time to get tested."
Officials from Whitey's Ice Cream continued by saying that the Scott County Health Department is not requiring them to close the location on 53rd Street, even though there was an employee who tested positive for COVID-19. Whitey's officials said that they "feel it is the right thing to do in order to best serve the Quad Cities."
The other 8 locations in the Quad Cities will continue to remain open. Below is a map of all locations in the Quad Cities:
Whitey's officials ended the post by saying,
"Please understand that we are doing our very best to navigate these strange times and we greatly appreciate your understanding and support."