Another Wayland Restaurant Closes After Coronavirus Exposure

Neal McNamara

WAYLAND, MA — Mel's Commonwealth Café in Wayland has closed after employees tested positive for coronavirus — the second local restaurant to close recently due to the virus.

The restaurant's owner notified the Wayland Health Department on Wednesday after the positive test results came back, according to the town. The restaurant will be cleaned, and will remain closed until at least Jan. 9.

On top of the closure, Wayland health officials are asking anyone who visited Mel's between Dec. 31 and Jan. 3 to quarantine and consider getting a coronavirus test.

"If you test positive, please contact the Health Department at the Coronavirus hotline," the health department said in a statement Wednesday evening. "If you test negative, you should continue to monitor yourself and evaluate your own health to determine if you are experiencing any CDC-identified symptoms of COVID-19."

The Dudley Chateau in Wayland closed on Dec. 30 after employees and several patrons tested positive for the virus, health officials said.

If you visited Mel's and have coronavirus symptoms — fever, cough, chills, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, diarrhea and others — call either Wayland's COVID-19 hotline at 508-358-6805 or your physician.

This article originally appeared on the Wayland Patch