JUNE 30, 2020 | 7 A.M. | JENSEN BEACH–Restaurants in the region are beginning to temporarily close or shut down indefinitely because of the spread of COVID-19 on the Treasure Coast.
The latest two restaurants to close their doors are The Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House and Conchy Joe’s.
“After receiving news that one of our staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 25 at The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House (which has been closed), we have decided to also temporarily close Conchy Joe’s Seafood until further notice,” announced the management of the two restaurants.
Several other restaurants on the Treasure Coast have closed because employees have come in contact with someone who has tested positive or contracted the virus. Others are closing as a safeguard to their employees and customers.
In Stuart, The Stuart Boathouse closed earlier this month as a preventive measure. Earlier in the month Shuckers on Hutchinson Island closed after one of their employees tested positive . Shuckers has since re-opened.
In Port St. Lucie, the St. Lucie Draft House closed Monday when one of their employees tested positive. They plan is to re-open July 7.
However, at some establishments, crowds continue to gather. Last weekend, at Tako Tiki, in Jensen Beach, the small outdoor bar was packed with customers elbow to elbow with no warning from the staff or the owner.
The same was true at Kyle G’s, on Hutchinson Island. The outside deck was filled with patrons with no social distancing.