BELLEVUE — Health officials have closed a Bellevue restaurant to investigate a suspected norovirus outbreak that may have sickened up to 50 people at a private event.
The Seattle Times reported officials with Public Health – Seattle &King County closed Maggiano’s Little Italy and said Tuesday one or more people may have already been ill at an event Jan. 18.
Several workers at the restaurant at 10455 N.E. Eighth St. also had symptoms consistent with the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness.
No lab tests have confirmed that the illnesses are norovirus.
Health officials learned of the outbreak on Friday. They say those at the restaurant are cooperating with health officials and the restaurant will undergo a thorough cleaning and sanitizing while it’s closed.