From Derek Geib, owner of Bourbon & Burger Co.:
The purpose of this is to add to the vague press release about Bourbon & Burger Co. by the Genesee County Health Department and to clear up any misinformation that is out there.
First of all, we are open and we plan to be for many years to come.
Second, the individual reported was not in the building after receiving a positive test result.
Third, there is no concrete proof that the individual was positive while in the building.
The person reported a headache on Nov. 8, was here Nov. 9, and received a positive test result Nov. 11 -- a full 48 hours after being in the building.
Fourth, no one in Bourbon & Burger during the dates in the press release has been placed on mandatory quarantine, nor have they been told by the Health Department that they needed to get tested.
These are the facts.
We will tell you what the Health Department isn’t telling you but should be -- COVID-19 IS EVERYWHERE. What they also know is it is in the big box stores, the chains and the fast-food restaurants. It is not confined to your four hometown restaurants as it may seem from their press releases.
You should be practicing caution everywhere and monitoring your symptoms no matter where you’ve been.
We have served thousands of you since this pandemic began without incident, we are following every protocol and guideline that is out there to keep everyone safe. The government has turned its back on our industry, we can’t afford for our community to do so as well because of misinforming press releases.
This industry is barely hanging on and all of Batavia's restaurants need you now more than ever. The only way we all make it though this is together.