OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Two employees at a Denny’s in Kissimmee have tested positive for hepatitis A and now, the Florida Department of Health is urging anyone who ate at the restaurant to get vaccinated.
The department’s Osceola County branch issued a news release Tuesday alerting the public that the two employees at the Denny’s at 2051 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee may have been infectious when they were working at the restaurant.
A Denny’s spokesperson issued a statement about the incident.
“This past weekend two employees at our Kissimmee, FL restaurant located at 2051 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway were diagnosed with hepatitis A. The diagnosis was immediately reported to the Florida Department of Health in Osceola County (FDOH-Osceola). Denny’s immediately closed the restaurant and commenced both a cleaning process and food removal as required by the FDOH. The restaurant was inspected by FDOH-Osceola inspectors and declared safe, and we are providing all Denny’s employees at the location with the hepatitis A vaccine. The FDOH recommends that anyone who has questions or concerns about hepatitis A and their health to contact their county’s health department,” the statement read.