Over-the-Rhine's Pho Lang Thang and Quan Hapa Temporarily Close After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

"Transparency is key to getting through this as a team and as a country," said Pho Lang Thang in a Facebook post. They will be closed until all staff has been tested and all results come back negative.

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Pho Lang Thang

Findlay Market-adjacent Vietnamese favorite Pho Lang Thang and sister eatery Quan Hapa have both temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee, who works at Pho Lang Thang (1828 Race St., OTR), was last there during lunch on July 7, according to a Facebook post. During that time, they had no symptoms while they were at work and had no fever at the temperature check at both the beginning and end of the their shift.

No one else at the restaurant has shown symptoms and everyone else who has been tested has tested negative, but the owners have said they will be closed (as of Monday, July 13) until all staff has been tested and all results come back negative. 

"Transparency is key to getting through this as a team and as a country. For the duration of this pandemic, wear a mask, and if you are feeling sick please stay home and get tested," reads the post.

Quan Hapa (1331 Vine St., OTR) will also be closed and their staff will be tested and following the same protocols as Pho Lang Thang. 

They will make announcements about reopening info. Follow the Facebook pages for both: facebook.com/dothelangthang and facebook.com/quanhapa.


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