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Mama C's Donuts deep cleans restaurant after reported Norvirus link

Posted August 9

— A local restaurant is closed amid reports of customers getting sick.

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department says it is investigating reports of potential norovirus contamination at Mama C's Donuts and Coffee in Maumee.

The health department says it St. Luke's Hospital reported an influx of emergency room visits from people suffering forborne illness. The customers reportedly told St. Luke's they had eaten at Mama C's.

A spokesperson from the health department says the restaurant has been very cooperative and voluntarily closed on Tuesday to deep clean the kitchen and sanitize the entire facility. The health department is working to determine whether the potential virus contamination came from employees, customers or elsewhere.

13abc spoke an employee who answered the phone at Mama C's Wednesday morning. She said, "We feel sorry about it. Like the Health Department said, some customer could be sick and touch the counter. Right now, we are in the process of deep cleaning. We feel so, so sorry for everything that happened. That's why we volunteered to close down to deep clean the story. We will reopen when everything is back to normal and the health department does an inspection. Thank you so much to all of our valued customers. We didn't want this to happen."

The restaurant remains closed for deep cleaning on Wednesday.

The health department spokesperson tells 13abc she hopes to have more information in the coming days. Stay with 13abc for updates.

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