By Bria Brown

LUDINGTON, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – A Michigan restaurant lost thousands of dollars in sales after an employee told management he had Covid-19.

According to a manager, the busboy wanted a day off and lied.

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David Hritco, manager at Timbers Seafood and Steakhouse in Ludington says it was heartbreaking.

“I worried about my staff. I worried about well now do I have COVID?” said Hritco.

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After the virus claim, the restaurant was forced to close on Friday and Saturday and cancel a wedding rehearsal party, according to Hritco who said it is the restaurant’s “second busiest weekend of the year.”

Hritco told 9&10news the busboy confessed and apologized Saturday evening and now it’s a police matter.

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