Portsmouth Brewery announced Saturday it would close to the public due to contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, the brewery and restaurant announced via Facebook.

According to the post, several members of the Portsmouth Brewery staff came into contact with a person who was infected with coronavirus. The post said it is unclear whether the employees themselves had been infected as well.

Here is the post from Portsmouth Brewery in its entirety:

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Once again, we have temporarily closed to the public. Several members of our staff were in contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID. We do not know yet if they have been infected themselves, but we feel obligated to proceed with caution. We've been down this road before, and do this with a heavy heart, but our responsibility to protect the health and safety of our guests and staff is our highest priority. Following State and CDC guidelines, we plan to re-open in ten days (January 19th), or after the staff in question test negative, whichever comes first. In the meantime, please join us in staying safe and sane during these trying times!

Portsmouth Brewery had previously closed due to COVID-19 in November and re-opened on December 3. That closure was due to an employee testing positive for coronavirus, according to past Facebook posts.

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