The Schooner Restaurant closing temporarily following COVID-19 concern

Published 5:37 pm Saturday, July 11, 2020

A local restaurant landmark is closing temporarily to combat COVID-19 concerns.

The Schooner Restaurant announced Saturday (July 11) one of its employees tested positive for coronavirus.

“The health and safety of our guests and employees is the No. 1 priority of The Schooner Restaurant,” a statement read. “As a fixture in the community for over 70 years, we feel it is our responsibility to be proactive in difficult times.”

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Restaurant leaders said enhanced safety measures advised by the CDC and local health department allowed them to quickly identify employees who tested positive for COVID-19.

“In an abundance of caution, we will temporarily close to complete rigorous sanitation and disinfectant measures of our restaurant,” a statement read. “We are sincerely thankful for your support and trust.”