EVERETT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two Everett breweries have reopened after closing down for cleaning due to a bar-hopping patron testing positive for COVID-19.
Bone Up Brewing Co. on Norman St. shut down Monday after a group called to report that a member of their party who frequented the bar Sunday tested positive for the virus.
In a Facebook post, the brewery said they contacted everyone who sat at or near their table, and that staff is being tested.
"Why people decided to go bar hopping while waiting for their test results is beyond us,” the brewery commented in the post.
Night Shift Brewing, which is located down the street from Bone Up, also closed Monday for "standard safety precautions," the brewery said on Facebook.
"We just need to be very careful with how this is going to go down," said Chris Webb, owner of Newburyport Brewing Company. "We don't want to be a hub where we're passing it on. We want to be a place where people feel really safe and really clear."
WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports