Clermont Brewery closes after staff members test positive for COVID-19

Brewery says employees still tested positive after following health guidelines

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CLERMONT, Fla. – A popular Clermont brewery took to social media to announce they would be closing their doors temporarily after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The Clermont Brewing Company posted on Facebook and Instagram Monday evening that the restaurant would be closing for a “short time” after two employees had tested positive for COVID-19 despite “proper precautions of wearing masks, hand washing, temperature checks and sanitation.”

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“In an abundance of caution, we will be closing our doors to the public, undergoing a deep sterilization and requiring all employees to be tested,” the post read. “We appreciate your patience and support during this time and we hope to reopen our doors (safely) for you soon!”

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Dear CBC Guests, We are sorry to announce that we will be closed for a short time. Unfortunately, even with the proper precautions of wearing masks, hand washing, temperature checks and sanitation, we have discovered that two members of our staff have tested positive for COVID-19. In an abundance of caution, we will be closing our doors to the public, undergoing a deep sterilization and requiring all employees to be tested. We appreciate your patience and support during this time and we hope to reopen our doors (safely) for you soon! **UPDATE** In the interest of safety for all, getting tested would be prudent. All employees temperatures are checked daily, masks worn and strict sterilization practiced at all times. The two staff were sent home Saturday morning before their shift, tested and quarantined. The staff worked the week leading up to Saturday, test results were received today.

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The company posted a further update saying that “in the interest of safety for all, getting tested would be prudent. All employees temperatures are checked daily, masks worn and strict sterilization practiced at all times. The two staff were sent home Saturday morning before their shift, tested and quarantined. The staff worked the week leading up to Saturday, test results were received today.”

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The Clermont Brewing Company is among many other bars and restaurants in Central Florida that have made the voluntary decision to close as employees and staff test positive for COVID-19.

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