Westport Ale House Reopening Statement

  • On Aug. 17 a staff member who last worked the day previously began exhibiting symptoms and, along with any other employees with whom they came into contact, were required to pass a COVID-19 test before returning. 
  • Aug. 21, the staff member tested positive. We closed down business immediately and posted a public notice at approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. 
  • We contracted a professional a hospital-grade deep cleaning of our facilities and ALL staff members who received a negative test result (required by protocol) were allowed to work upon reopening on Aug. 25.

Two weeks later, the Health Department visited Ale House Sept. 9 to inquire about staff members testing positive and request more information. During the process of exchanging information, the Health Department shut us down and required all staff to be retested. NO STAFF MEMBER TESTED POSITIVE for COVID-19 and as a result, WE ARE ALLOWED TO REOPEN TODAY. 

We are thankful for the efforts of the Health Department to keep our community safe and welcome an opportunity to meet with Mayor Lucas so that we may work together to avoid miscommunications like this in the future.