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Bill’s Donut Shop employee tests positive for coronavirus

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Bill's Donuts in Centerville is the reigning donut king in Best of Dayton's 2018 contest.

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A doughnut shop that is a favorite throughout the region is closed for the next two weeks after an employee has tested positive for coronavirus.

Bill’s Donut Shop in Centerville is closed through 2 p.m. July 15, according to a voice recording.

A spokesperson for the donut shop posted on Bill’s Donut Shop’s Facebook page that a part-time employee tested positive for the virus. The employee had not been at work since June 24. While the shop was not required to close, the spokesperson stated that Bill’s would be closed for two weeks.

When channel 2 showed up unexpectedly, I was not ready to give a statement. We were in the middle of closing up and I...

Posted by Bill's Donut Shop on Friday, July 3, 2020

All employees will be tested before they return and staff will continue sanitizing measures and social distancing procedures as the shop reopens.

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Bill’s opened to throngs of people May 3, after it had been closed for 47 days and 47 nights due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Things to know about Bill's Donuts

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>> BEST OF DAYTON: Bill's Donuts the people's choice 5 years and counting

Bill’s Donut Shop moved from its original downtown Dayton location to Centerville in 1967. In the 1970s, there were several Bill’s locations in the Dayton area, including Vandalia, Kettering and Huber Heights. The shop moved to its current location at 268 N. Main St. (Ohio 48) in 1979.