SF Michelin-starred restaurant closes due to COVID-19 exposure – SF Gate

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State Bird Provisions, the Michelin-starred restaurant serving dim sum-style, seasonal Californian cuisine in the Fillmore, has closed temporarily due to potential exposure to the coronavirus. The Progress, State Bird’s next-door sibling restaurant, has also closed.

“⁣This is truly a sign of our times and we appreciate your understanding and support in advance,” the State Bird team announced on Instagram. “We are taking these proactive measures out of an abundance of caution for our team, our guests, and our community. ⁣Please stay safe, wear your masks, and keep socially distancing. We’ll be back soon!⁣”

Over the past few months, both restaurants have been offering takeout, pantry staples and more recently, outdoor dining. They have not yet announced a date for reopening.

“We are using this time to have our entire team tested so we can reopen with confidence that everyone is safe & healthy,” said owners Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski in an emailed statement to SFGATE.

Other restaurants in San Francisco have recently announced temporary closures for the same reason. Earlier this week, Andytown Coffee Roasters closed all its locations after a former employee tested positive for COVID-19. Square Pie Guys, the popular Detroit-style pizza restaurant in SoMa, just reopened on Thursday after being closed for a week due to exposure to the virus.

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Madeline Wells is an SFGATE reporter. Email: madeline.wells@sfgate.com | Twitter: @madwells22