The original Pupatella Pizza location at 5104 Wilson Blvd in Bluemont has closed temporarily after an employee tested for COVID-19.
The popular pizzaria announced the closure “for a deep cleaning” this morning on social media.
“We’re doing everything we can to support our staff and community during these trying times,” the restaurant said.
Pupatella’s new S. Walter Reed Drive location remains open for pickup orders.
— Pupatella Pizza (@PupatellaPizza) May 1, 2020
Even with its dining room closed, Pupatella says it has been selling hundreds of pizzas a day. It has also been donating pizzas, including to local first responders.
Today's challenge to our customers, try and make us run out of dough 2 days in a row! Yesterday, we made nearly 700 pizzas without dine-in customers which is an incredible feat. Kudos to our loyal customers the community your support and bravo to this amazing staff. #pizza #za pic.twitter.com/9Ob0nF91hb
— Pupatella Pizza (@PupatellaPizza) March 28, 2020
We're still trying to figure out how to eat these delicious slices donated by @PupatellaPizza while wearing our masks… When we find a way, we'll let you know! Thank you all for the support! #maskface #pizza #communityspirit #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/LAuNmDJVBl
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) April 2, 2020