GREEN BAY – Several Green Bay-area restaurants, bars and a golf course have temporarily closed because of concerns that staff members tested positive for the coronavirus or were exposed to the virus.
At least six businesses posted on their Facebook pages announcing their closures this week. As of Saturday morning, more than 2,500 people in Brown County have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
Cranky Pat’s Pizza
The restaurant’s Green Bay location closed Wednesday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 “as a precaution, as well as to do some maintenance and wait for their test results.”
All employees at the restaurant will be tested and the pizza place will reopen once enough staff have tested negative. The restaurant recommended anyone who came to Cranky Pat’s in the past week get a coronavirus test.
“Rest assured that we have and will continue to follow guidelines to keep everyone safe,” a post on Cranky Pat’s Facebook post reads. “Thank you all for your support!”
Stadium View Sports Bar & Banquet Hall
Stadium View closed Friday night and will remain closed for the weekend.
In a Facebook post, the restaurant said it chose to close as an extreme precaution because its customers and staff have visited other businesses that have closed as well. The restaurant did not say if any staff or customers tested positive for COVID-19.
“With so many downtown Green Bay establishments closing for the weekend, we are being extra cautious,” the post reads. “Even with our many service areas, and expansive layout, we are afraid of being able to maintain proper social distancing suggestions because of the expected uptick in business due to so many other places being closed.”
Private events will still be held as scheduled this weekend.
“Thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but health and safety is our main priority.”
The Sardine Can
The Sardine Can announced Friday it would close for the weekend after learning staff may have come in contact with people who tested positive for COVID-19, in order to prevent an outbreak at the bar.
“There is no threat to the public, just preventative measures to ensure the safety of our patrons and employees,” The Sardine Can said in a post on its Facebook page.
The post also encouraged those who are sick, or think they could be sick, to stay home.
“Stay home!!! We will do our part, but you must also do yours!!!”
Jimmy Seas Pub & Grill
Jimmy Seas announced Friday it would close for the weekend after learning staff may have come in contact with people who tested positive for COVID-19.
Restaurant management said they decided to close the restaurant for the safety of patrons and employees and there is “no threat to the public.”
Taste of Ethiopia Food Truck
The Taste of Ethiopia Food Truck was supposed to be at Stadium View on Father’s Day, but canceled those plans after “a party bus infected staff members at several local bars, including the Stadium view,” according to a Facebook post.
Hilly Haven Golf Course
The golf course announced Thursday morning it closed its clubhouse after a bartender tested positive for COVID-19.
The employee worked at the golf course on June 12 and June 16, according to a post on the Hilly Haven Golf Course Facebook page. The employee had their temperature checked before working and it was normal.
All other staff who were in contact with the employee are being tested and isolated. Customers who came to the clubhouse during that time were notified.
The building will be disinfected before reopening. The clubhouse will reopen after all employees’ test results come back.
The golf course, practice facility remain open and all scheduled outdoor classes and clinics will continue.
“Please rest assured that we have and will continue to follow guidelines to keep everyone as safe as we can. We wish everyone health and safety and for a safe recovery for our employee.”
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