Aug 06, 2020 12:00 AM

Multiple COVID-19 cases linked to Topeka bar and grill

Posted Aug 06, 2020 12:00 AM
photo courtesy Jeremiah Bullfrogs . They are now open for carryout and patio service only following the outbreak
photo courtesy Jeremiah Bullfrogs . They are now open for carryout and patio service only following the outbreak

Topeka, Kan. – The Shawnee County Health Department (SCHD) has identified multiple COVID-19 cases linked to Jeremiah Bullfrogs Bar and Grille located at 2827 SW Wanamaker Road in Topeka, according to a media release.

Anyone who attended Jeremiah Bullfrogs Bar and Grille on July 24th, 25th, 27th and 28th is at risk for potential exposure and should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of attendance. Individuals are recommended to contact their primary care provider IF they develop any of the following symptoms: fever of 100.4 F or higher, chills, rigors,  myalgia (muscle pain or aches), malaise, headache, sore throat, lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing), new olfactory and taste disorders, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose and nausea or vomiting

“The Health Department appreciates the cooperation of the management staff at Bullfrogs Bar and Grille,” said Linda Ochs Shawnee County Health Department Director. “We encourage any individuals to contact their healthcare provider if they begin to exhibit any symptoms related to COVID-19”.

Jeremiah Bullfrogs ownership voluntarily closed their establishment over the weekend, Friday July 31st through Monday August 3rd, to conduct deep cleaning and to provide the opportunity for all staff to be tested. They reopened Tuesday August 4th for curbside pick-up and patio dining only.

“We have been following the guidance and recommendations set forth by the Shawnee County Health Department regarding social distancing and mask wear,” said General Manager Faith Pearson. “Once notified of the exposures we were proactive in protecting the health and safety of our staff and patrons by notifying the public and have been in communication with the Shawnee County Health Department regarding next steps”.