Tavern on the Hill, a restaurant on Woodland Avenue in Duluth, temporarily closed Thursday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
The employee contracted the virus from someone in a social setting outside the restaurant, according to a post on the restaurant's Facebook page. In the last two weeks, the individual only worked June 30 to July 2.
During the closure, the restaurant will disinfect the entire facility and identify those who may have been exposed to the staff member.
The restaurant opened for outdoor dining June 1 and indoor dining June 10.
"Since the day we reopened for indoor seating, we have strictly enforced masks and gloves for all of our employees (both front of house and back of house), implemented thorough and frequent disinfection procedures, screened each of our staff daily upon arrival as well as logged their temperatures, and enforced social distancing in our facility," the post read.
Tavern on the Hill is one of a growing number of restaurants and bars in the Twin Ports that has had to temporarily close after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, including Great Harvest Bread Co. and Lake Avenue Restaurant and Bar in Duluth as well as President Bar, Tavern 105 and Tipsy Beaver Bar, all in Superior.