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Question for the public

Hello. Question for the public.

Would YOU dine at a restaurant where someone handling your food has knowingly been exposed to chickenpox and living with the individual that is currently infected?

Still attending work in a restaurant and around customers and food for 8+ hours a day?

(Have already filed a compliant to AHS)



35 Responses

  1. Phill DL Phill DL says:

    Yes, I would…hello, vaccines

  2. Vaccinate your kids ffs!

  3. And this is why people get vaccinated.

  4. For sure i will eat there!! If they follow health code as required by everyone in the good industries, its the same as any other worker/restaurant

  5. I am susceptible to the shingles virus.. had it in my 30’s when my kids got chickenpox.. and we were all vaccinated and up to date..???? anyway I will ask my Dr. as I heard there is a shingles vaccine.. Regardless, it can be very toxic. I think AHS will have the best answer. Kudos.

  6. Larry Bisson Larry Bisson says:

    Interesting the complaint was anonymous.
    Only rats are sneeky like that.

  7. Jim Sterling Jim Sterling says:

    Umm…. We have ALL been exposed to chicken pox…. That’s how vaccines work dude…

  8. I would unless they had symptoms. If you’ve had it before you’re immune

  9. How would I know? It’s says they are exposed and living with the individual. I would never know unless your telling everyone. If you are immunized no worries.
    We are at risk everyday for something.

  10. Missy Werks Missy Werks says:

    Chickenpox is transmitted from person to person by directly touching the blisters, saliva or mucus of an infected person. The virus can also be transmitted through the air by coughing and sneezing. Chickenpox can be spread indirectly by touching contaminated items freshly soiled, such as clothing, from an infected person. Direct contact with the blisters of a person with shingles can cause chickenpox in a person who has never had chickenpox and has not been vaccinated. Blisters that are dry and crusted are no longer able to spread chickenpox.

    You need to educate yourself…..

  11. So everytime a person is around a person who is sick they should also call in sick?

  12. When you’re working in a restaurant being sick DOES NOT MATTER. If you don’t show up or find someone to cover your shift you’re fired. I went in once with strep throat so bad I could hardly talk, fevered, sweating, etc because they threatened my job if I didn’t come in. Had two tables request another waitress I was so gross but the manager wouldn’t let me go home. They eventually put me in the back on expo but that was it. Never worked in a restaurant that wasn’t like that.

  13. What do you expect them to do? Even at my job that has paid and unpaid sick days, they would think that’s a joke. At a restaurant they would fire your ass. If they were showing symptoms and were snotting and coughing and feverish ok that’s one thing. But being possibly exposed …. haha! Join the real world already

  14. Lyn Hessels Lyn Hessels says:

    I would, but I’m immunized.

  15. Why would this bother me?

  16. Taryn Millar Taryn Millar says:

    Yup my familyand myself are vaccinated. Why you so concerned or you trying to get out of work

  17. If they aren’t showing symptoms of chicken pox then they aren’t contagious. If the restaurant worker has been immunized or has had chicken pox in the past then they are immune and will not show symptoms and cannot transfer chicken pox from someone else to you in an entirely different building.

    Maybe it sounds gross to you but it’s absolutely not a health violation. AHS will heed science above your opinion of “but it’s icky.”

  18. Nobody can help what they are exposed to and most never even know. If they had chicken pox and had open cuts from scratching ect. Well that’s different. Hell you ve been exposed to multiple diseases and viruses in the last week. Are you at home? Quarantining yourself???!!

  19. Yes. The person who is living with the person who has chickenpox is likely immune due to already having it (as they would have it otherwise). Also, chickenpox is only contagious during the first phase, usually before and just after the pox actually appear. So likely the person who has it is no longer contagious anyway. Usually only contagious for about a week- 2-3 days before the pox appear and 4-5 days after. It can take 2-3 weeks for the pox to disappear so often many people are past the contagion point by the time they really know they have it. Also, the person working would be expected to follow universal precautions and food safety guidelines. So there really wouldn’t be a chance of passing along the contagion. You probably are exposed to the chickenpox several times a year, especially if you have children or are around other people who have children. Don’t worry so much about it.

  20. Lisa Whelan Lisa Whelan says:

    Hahaha…. #firstworldproblems

  21. People gotta earn a living and most especially the food industry do not have sick days.
    Dont like it stay home and cook a meal for yourself. Welcome to 2019 where you will be working until you drop dead

  22. What are they supposed to do? Take time off of work unpaid and get fired? Common …. down 5 points … maybe even 10…
    worry about real issues.

  23. I wouldn’t care, as long as they were washing their hands properly. You get exposed to that stuff no matter where you go. Some people can’t afford to miss work when they’re not even sick.

  24. Yup. I would. Like someone else said, immunization. And also, I would assume anyone handling food would know proper hygiene.

  25. Zack Wellman Zack Wellman says:

    Must be an anti vaxxer

  26. Yes. I’d be more concerned about those handling your food who don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. Chickenpox is the least of your worries.

  27. Sigrun Jones Sigrun Jones says:

    With any server/food service worker, we assume and trust that they are following proper hand-washing hygiene, so Yes I would. What really bothers me is when servers handle their hair. (like tucking it behind ear), but I wouldn’t leave or anything.

  28. Joanne Hall Joanne Hall says:

    If the person isn’t ill they can’t spread it to you. They’ve probably already had it.

  29. If he’s been vaccinated it shouldn’t be an issue. If you know the person enough to know they’re exposed, you should be comfortable enough to ask if they’re vaccinated.

  30. Lee Malo Lee Malo says:

    Yes I’ve had chicken pox

  31. Yes, you probably come in contact with many people who are exposed and don’t know it. If you yourself have low immunity that catching it could cause larger concerns then you yourself need to take procautions vaccination wise but to put someone’s job in jeopardy is not your place.

  32. Karen Marie Karen Marie says:

    Yes, I would!! If this person had the chickenpox already then that person is not a threat. A person currently having chickenpox & working then yes, that’s an issue

  33. Yes, I would…chicken pox are spread by contact with the infected person….

  34. I mean…yea you cant get it twice lol

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