The Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) in Hastings, Michigan has closed Tequila’s Mexican Grill again as of 11:45 AM on Friday, June 21st.
BEDHD received additional information from the investigation and from epidemiology that suggests the 39 individual illnesses is not norovirus. Based on this information, BEDHD staff reviewed additional food handling procedures at the restaurant and determined it was in the best interest of public health to close the restaurant. BEDHD staff will continue working with Tequila’s Mexican Grill to assure food handling standards are being met. Once all requirements are implemented, BEDHD will consider re-opening the restaurant.
BEDHD is continuing to investigate this outbreak by analyzing the data collected so far. Individuals who reported their illnesses greatly assisted this investigation. The source of the illness is still unknown and the investigation is ongoing.
If you have questions or concerns about the outbreak, please contact BEDHD’s Environmental Health Division at (517) 541-2615 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM; 1:00 PM-5:00 PM). If you are feeling sick you may also contact your health care provider. BEDHD will provide updates on the investigation as information becomes available.