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.”
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…