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Steamworks Brewing Co. closing today due to positive COVID test

Steamworks Brewing Co. closing today due to positive COVID test

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One employee tested positive, so for safety, the restaurant will close for several days

DURANGO, Colo. – Cognizant of health and safety, Steamworks Brewing Co. has had all precautions advised by San Juan Basin Public Health in place. This morning the restaurant was notified that one employee tested positive for the virus. As a precaution, the brewpub is now closed for at least 72 hours and all employees will be tested/re-tested. At this time, Steamworks will not offer take-out or curb-side delivery.

“As everyone knows we have a lot of people going through Steamworks, as we’re a big restaurant,” said Kris Oyler, CEO. “We’ve taken every advised precaution, and while this is only one individual testing positive, we’re going the next step and closing the restaurant for the safety of our community and employees.”

Steamworks Brewing Co. employs about 150 individuals – though not all work at the same time, and all have taken precautions when preparing food and serving patrons. The brewpub can seat nearly 300 people at any one time in the “normal world,” but in addition to regular restaurant cleanliness standard at Steamworks, social distancing was put in place for limited interaction per health requirements, and utilization of the outdoor seating was popular.

“We’re working with Cedar Diagnostics to get all of our employees tested,” said Oyler. “We are not doing what they call the ‘rapid test’ for our people, but doing the full diagnostic. Thus it takes more time for results, and we will remain closed until we have clear results.”

Stay current with updates on Steamworks’ Facebook page or www.steamworksbrewing.com

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