New COVID outbreak at Keizer Station

A second Keizer Station restaurant has reported a COVID-19 outbreak.

Panda Express, 2675 Jorie Lane N.E., was listed as reporting five cases of COVID-19 in the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) weekly report on coronavirus spread throughout the state.

Panda Express has had five cases linked to the site. OHA officials launched an investigation on Sept. 11 and the most recent onset of symptoms was listed as Sept. 15. It is not known whether Panda Express altered its hours or service methods as a result of the outbreak.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can take up to two weeks to present themselves. Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache and body aches among others.

“State and local public health officials work intensively with staff at workplaces where outbreaks are identified to isolate sick workers, test and quarantine those who have been exposed and implement workplace changes to reduce risk of transmission,” the report states.

OHA does not report on deaths linked to workplaces. Only workplaces with at least 30 workers and five confirmed cases are included in the report.

In July, In-N-Out at Keizer Station reported the first restaurant-based outbreak in Marion and Polk counties.