Dutch Bros COVID-19
The Dutch Bros coffee shop in Maricopa. By Kyle Norby

A worker at the Dutch Bros coffee shop in Maricopa has tested positive for coronavirus.

In letter to the community, posted on the Facebook page of the local store, the company confirmed an employee at its 20232 N. John Wayne Parkway location is in self-isolation for two weeks after getting a positive test result Thursday. The worker had the COVID-19 test on Monday.

Before the test results came back, the employee worked morning and afternoon shifts on Thursday, June 11, and Saturday, June 13, and morning shifts on Friday, June 12, and Sunday, June 14, the company said.

Upon learning of the positive result, closing procedures were initiated at the store, the company said.

“As an extra precaution, the shop will undergo a third-party deep clean before reopening,” the letter said. “We are also coordinating with public health officials to confirm our protocols not only meet, but exceed, expectations.”

The company noted it had already implemented a number of steps – increased handwashing and sanitizing, and face mask policies in line with recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for example – to prevent the spread of the virus.

The letter did not specify when the shop would reopen.

Anyone with questions or concerns is encouraged to reach out to communitywellness@dutchbros.com.