Eat at SYRUP – Algonquin | Photo: Andreas Hofmann via Google

The health department said they have identified a COVID-19 outbreak at a restaurant in Algonquin and the establishment has been temporarily closed.

The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said the outbreak was at Eat at SYRUP, located at 2555 Bunker Hill Road in Algonquin.

The outbreak is under investigation, so it is unknown how many cases are linked to the business at this time, MCDH said.

The restaurant is fully cooperating with the health department and has voluntarily closed.

Anyone who has worked at or visited the restaurant or is a close contact of someone who has worked at or visited the establishment between November 1 and November 12 is encouraged to get tested if they have symptoms.

Health officials said a close contact is anyone who was within six feet of a person known to have COVID-19 for an accumulation of at least 15 minutes.

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Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea

Individuals who experience trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, inability to stay awake or bluish lips or face should seek immediate emergency medical care, MCDH said.

To find a testing location, please visit MCDH’s website or call the MCDH COVID-19 Call Center at 815-334-4045, which is operated on weekdays.