“Unfortunately, I have recently been tested positive for COVID-19,” Louie said.
The dangers of this virus have been becoming more apparent, and the reason for his coming public about his case is to warn others.
“I cannot stress the importance of social distancing enough while we wait for clearer direction from our professionals,” he said.
Follman says he has since closed down J2 North as a precaution to avoid spreading this virus.
“Please do not make the mistake of assuming you are not infected just because you are not experiencing any of the listed symptoms,” he said. “At this point, it is safe to assume that everyone in Lakewood has been in contact and is currently carrying this virus. By venturing outdoors, all we are doing is prolonging this situation.”
J2 South will remain open for takeout and delivery for the time being.
UPDATE 6:15 PM: Louie tells us his wife has just tested positive as well.