UPDATE: Sconni’s closes temporarily after part-time employee tests positive for COVID-19

Sconni's Alehouse and Eatery closed due to employee testing positive for COVID-19
Sconni's Alehouse and Eatery closed due to employee testing positive for COVID-19(none)
Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 5:01 PM CDT
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SCHOFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) - Sconni’s Alehouse and Eatery in Schofield closed temporarily Monday after the business learned that a part-time employee tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook, the employee worked their last shift more than a week ago.

The post says Sconni’s will be professionally cleaned and plans to move forward with indoor dining will stop. Outdoor dining and curbside will only be available when it is safe to do so.

July 6th, 2020 Today we found out that a part-time employee whose last shift was over a week ago has tested positive...

Posted by Sconni's Alehouse and Eatery on Monday, July 6, 2020

In a press release Tuesday, Judy Burrows from the Marathon County Health Department states, " “The information gathered thus far leads us to believe that the other employees and customers were not at high risk of exposure from that employee.” The employee’s last day of work occurred before the infectious period began.

“We’ve been trying to stay proactive at every turn here at Sconni’s and will continue to be diligent in our efforts to minimize the risks to our community at large,” stated Ben Swanson, co-owner of Sconni’s. “We’ve put precautions in place and are now moving forward with our plan to focus solely on outdoor dining and curb-side for the safety of our customers and staff. At this point, we haven’t decided on a reopening date but feel it’s best to finish our deep clean and get a few things dialed in with additional outdoor dining.”

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