Herringbone restaurant to reopen Sunday after norovirus outbreak

Updated: Oct. 14, 2017 at 3:55 PM HST
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WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - After dozens of people were sickened from the highly contagious norovirus, the Waikiki restaurant connected to the outbreak is set to reopen Sunday night.

The upscale eatery, Herringbone, closed earlier this week after 45 people fell ill. State Health Department officials confirmed 29 customers and 16 employees were among those sickened.

Norovirus is linked to contamination from human feces.

Herringbone voluntarily closed after the strain and refrigeration problems were found. Restaurant management says they cleaned all surfaces of the restaruant four times with a bleach solution as recommended by the health department.

"Following our voluntary closure, Herringbone will  reopen for dinner on Sunday, October 15," said Herringbone Marketing Manager Rob Mora. "We have been working closely with the DOH who have thoroughly inspected the restaurant following a complete sanitization in compliance with their standards. The well-being of our guests and staff remains our absolute priority and we look forward to welcoming guests."

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