Gasconade Health department issues covid advisory for Ruthie's in Rosebud MO

Gasconade Health department issues covid advisory for Ruthie's in Rosebud MO

The Gasconade County Health Department, along with the owner of Ruthie’s Family Restaurant in Rosebud, late Thursday afternoon announced the business as a source of potential COVID-19 exposure.

Officials said they were performing contract tracing related to a confirmed COVID-19 case in the county on Thursday, when they determined the restaurant may be a source for possible exposure.

The department said an individual who tested positive for the virus was a customer at Ruthie’s between noon and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

"Because this individual was inside of the establishment for greater than 15 minutes, we strongly encourage anyone who was at this establishment during this time period to closely monitor for signs and symptoms" of COVID-19, the health department said, referring to the business.

The department said that anyone noticing the presence of symptoms of the disease should call their primary care physician and notify them of potential exposure.

"After speaking with the owner, we are assured that management is taking all necessary precautions to keep their employees and customers safe," the department stated.