Just over a month after federal health officials ended an investigation into Chipotle's widespread E. Coli outbreaks, the burrito chain reportedly closed one of its restaurants in Massachusetts on Tuesday after an employee was diagnosed with norovirus.
According to a report by Boston news station WHDH, Chipotle voluntarily closed its outpost in Billerica, MA after public health officials confirmed one of the workers had a case of the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness. Fortunately, the Billerica Board of Health said there are no reports of customers who have fallen ill after eating there, per the report. When reached via email, a Chipotle spokesman said four employees at the restaurant were sick, but could not confirm any tested positive for norovirus.
"After learning that four of our employees were not feeling well, our restaurant in Billerica, Mass. was closed for a full sanitization," Chris Arnold, the Chipotle spokesman, said in a statement. "We do not know know if the employees are ill with Norovirus and no customers illnesses are connected to this restaurant. Any employees who reported feeling ill will be tested and held out of the restaurant until they fully recover."