CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Another case of hepatitis A has been reported at a restaurant in Mecklenburg County.

The case was reported at the Village Tavern on 421 Congress St. Health Director Gibbie Harris is encouraging everyone who ate there on October 30 to get a vaccine. The restaurant says all of the South Park employees will be vaccinated within the next 24 hours as recommended by health experts.

“The employee was not aware or showing symptoms the day he reported to work; and we are not aware of anyone getting sick or this employee infecting anyone. That said, food safety and personal hygiene are of the greatest importance in all of our restaurants, so we are proactively taking every step necessary to ensure the wellbeing of our employees and guests," said Tony Santarelli, President and CEO of The Village Tavern, Inc.


Public Health vaccination clinics for customers who might have been exposed and for residents who meet the high-risk factors for hepatitis A will be held at Mecklenburg County Health Department, 249 Billingsley Road:

  • Thursday, November 8, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, November 9, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Monday, November 12, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 13, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The restaurant says the health department has inspected the business several times in the past 24 hours and found their procedures to be in full compliance.