Revival Minneapolis will remain closed until Friday June 5th due to confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst our staff.
Timeline and steps we have taken leading up to this decision:
We have over-emphasized with staff to let their managers know if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Any employee that disclosed any signs of symptoms, no matter how mild or severe, were not allowed in the workplace.
On Thursday, May 21st, an employee let management know that they felt off and may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and that they were getting tested that day. This was in the afternoon/evening hours.
On Friday, May 22nd, that same employee contacted us in the morning that their symptoms were more prevalent. They were on the schedule but not permitted to come to work due to this disclosure.
On Saturday, May 23rd, they reported that they were positive for COVID-19. This employee only worked in the mornings, and by CDC guidelines, we needed to quarantine anyone who was in close contact with this individual (15 continuous minutes within 6 feet). Those that were in close contact did not work the weekend, so we were able to operate through the weekend.
We did a deep sanitation after service on Friday, May 22nd once we received word of this employee experiencing symptoms (which was before we received the confirmed COVID-19 positive status.)
We responded to limit exposure by closing for lunches and only operate during dinner service, but on May 26th, we received more news on a COVID-19 positive employee, therefore decided to close our MPLS location.
As soon as we made the decision, we immediately reached out to our employees at the location, current and furloughed, to re-enforce the open line of communication that exists within our company.
We sent out an internal message to our Revival staff, both Minneapolis and Saint Paul, to acknowledge and address the closure.
On May 27th, we went live on Instagram to acknowledge and address the closure to the public. This video is archived in our posts and is available to view at any time.
The MN Department of Health has disclosed that those who test positive for COVID-19 will continue to test positive for up to six months, therefore we will not require negative test results as an indicator for an employee to return to work after receiving a positive result. Employees are permitted to return to work after:
They have no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full consecutive days of no fever without use of medicine that reduces fever) AND
Other symptoms have improved AND
At least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared