Fremont Brewing shuts down after asymptomatic employee tests positive for coronavirus

Update: In a Facebook post, Fremont Brewing says the employee’s last shift was in the beer garden on June 9th.

“Our employee showed no COVID-19 symptoms, had an acceptable temperature when they reported for their shift and wore PPE including a mask and gloves; and used social distancing and sanitation best practices while working their shift.”

Original: When Fremont Brewing reopened on June 6th, it attracted a long line of customers anxious to return to one of the best outdoor hangouts and breweries in Seattle.

But today, the brewery announced it is shutting down both the Fremont Urban Beer Garden and its Ballard production facility after an asymptomatic employee tested positive for the coronavirus.

“All Fremont employees will required to get tested and be negative for COVID-19 before returning to work,” the company said in a statement. “We are actively seeking medical counsel to make sure we’re taking the strongest measures possible to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. We’ll re-open when it is deemed completely safe and prudent to do so.”

The company said the test came back positive today, but did not elaborate on whether the employee worked in the beer garden or the production facility.

We’ll keep you updated…


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neighborhood
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neighborhood

Lesson learned, if you’re asyptomatic, never consent to a COVID test… hint your employer has no legal right to compel you to do this. Nobody wins.

Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

Also shows you that taking temperatures prove nothing.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

“Also shows you that taking temperatures prove nothing.”

Are you really that stupid? Actually yes it does prove something. It proves whether you have a temperature or not, which is the whole point of it. Obviously it cannot prove that you have COVID or not, but if you do have a fever you could potentially have COVID, and that either way you shouldn’t be working around other people.

Please, if you have a brain, do yourself a favor and try using it sometime!

Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

Yes, I am. Thanks for asking.

Freja
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Freja

You’re that dude in the movie that hides his zombie bite then turns and kills everyone he’s ever cared about, huh?

terryj
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terryj

zombies are not real.

Truth
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Truth

Lesson learned, if you’re asyptomatic, never consent to a COVID test… hint your employer has no legal right to compel you to do this. Nobody wins.

You are correct at the core of your statement, however your employer has every right to fire you on the spot for not taking the test or complying with other health regulations

I would not recommend anyone take advice from a blog troll who openly brags about not wearing a mask or social distancing.

Also, how the hell can someone know they are asymptomatic without taking a test? Your logic defies reality.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

You’re wrong again. You should start to wonder why does this keeps happening.

By your logic, an employer could require an employee to take an HIV test, and fire them if they didn’t comply. In both cases, clearly a wrongful termination, a lawsuit and expensive judgement against the employer.

Asymptomatic means without symptoms. I know, it’s a big word, and confuses you with the a-prefix. You can be asymptomatic with or without COVID. That’s a nuance they don’t teach in ESL in Russia, but you get a pass.

Truth
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Truth

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance on April 23 on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and coronavirus, explaining that employers may screen employees for COVID-19. Any mandatory medical test must be job-related and consistent with business necessity, the EEOC explained.

Oof.

Asymptomatic means without symptoms. I know, it’s a big word, and confuses you with the a-prefix. You can be asymptomatic with or without COVID. That’s a nuance they don’t teach in ESL in Russia, but you get a pass.

From Wikipedia:

In medicine, a disease is considered asymptomatic if a patient is a carrier for a disease or infection but experiences no symptoms.

Double oof.

If you want a dumb COVID argument to make, maybe you should stick to Pence’s claim that confirmed COVID cases will decline if we stop testing for it. At least that is logically correct and can’t be proven false.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

Watch out… the internet ranger is out in full force, citing Wikipedia! When do I get my virtual parking ticket?

mikedrop
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mikedrop

Funny how “confirmed covid cases” are already declining due to the fact that during this mass hysteria, hundreds, if not thousands of deaths originally blamed on covid are being reclassified due to reporting too many deaths as covid related when they actually weren’t.

The common flu is still a much more aggressive illness with a higher verified death count yearly than what we are seeing here.

But that doesn’t fit the leftist narrative.

NOTHING fits the leftist narrative anymore.

Lies, propaganda and fascism is all they have to offer.

Truth
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Truth

Funny how “confirmed covid cases” are already declining due to the fact that during this mass hysteria, hundreds, if not thousands of deaths originally blamed on covid are being reclassified due to reporting too many deaths as covid related when they actually weren’t.

Washington State just revised their death count by 5, which is a far cry from “hundreds, if not thousands”.

If you’re going to make false claims, at least make false claims that can’t be disproven with a simple internet search. Again, if you need a rock solid claim, see my suggestion about Pence above.

The common flu is still a much more aggressive illness with a higher verified death count yearly than what we are seeing here.

From the CDC’s page on past influenza statistics for the US:

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/past-seasons.html

2016-2017: 38,000
2017-2018: 61,000
2018-2019: 34,157
2018-2019: 24,000 – 62,000 (current estimate range)

Meanwhile, 2020 COVID deaths sit at 120,000 and climbing, with second and even third waves very likely.

You pandemic deniers are about as nutty as the Flat Earthers.

*mike drop*

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