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Local dog groomer says employee tested positive for COVID-19

Pups Paradise in Sylvania says the employee has limited interaction with clients, but will stop daycare and grooming until all employees can be tested.
Credit: Pups Paradise Sylvania

SYLVANIA, Ohio — A local pet groomer and dog daycare center announced Monday that one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Pups Paradise in Sylvania said the employee had limited contact with clients as her main responsibilities were with the dogs.

The pet groomer said that no other employees are showing symptoms at this time, but will be ceasing daycare and grooming until July 7 so all staff members can be tested.

Dog boarding will continue with staffed normal business hours to care and play with the dogs, as Pups Paradise says there are many dogs boarding there at this time.

Pups Paradise asks that no clients come into the building, but say they can be meet in the parking lot by staff for pick-up and drop-off of dogs.

"We know this is a busy vacation time for all, so we are still providing current and future boarding for all those that need us," said Pups Paradise in a statement on Facebook. "We do understand if any reservations are cut short or cancelled due to this new information. Your safety comes first and we are not the only business affected right now, but we will always be honest and communicate with you so you might make the best decision for yourself."

The kennel has required all staff and clients to wear masks in the building since reopening on May 4.

The facility has now also been deep-cleaned with COVID-19 appropriate disinfectant. The closure only affects the Sylvania location.