Beloved Brooklyn pizzeria Roberta’s — which has hosted celebrities including Beyoncé and the Clintons — was closed abruptly this week after workers contracted the coronavirus.
“We are sad to announce that Roberta’s has had several employees that have tested positive for COVID-19,” Roberta’s wrote on Instagram Saturday.
“As such we have decided to temporarily close our Bushwick & Williamsburg operations to ensure the safety of our staff and guests while we implement our contact tracing protocols and begin anti-viral cleaning procedures.”
“It’s still growing; it’s TBD,” one employee, who asked not to be named, told the outlet of infection numbers.
Several takeout workers contracted COVID-19, prompting owners to halt business for testing and cleaning, according to the outlet. It wasn’t clear if the workers were infected on the job.
But pie pushers claimed they were left in the dark about testing — and when they can return to work.
“If they have money to be opening new restaurants I don’t understand why they can’t be putting any money into the current restaurant that people are actually working at,” a second employee told Gothamist. “The frustration with everybody is that we feel very neglected. And not enough is being done.”
During most of the coronavirus crisis, Roberta’s has remained open for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining.
Owners of Roberta’s didn’t immediately return The Post’s calls and emails Sunday.