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Schofield Alehouse employee tests positive for COVID; Sconni’s closes

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UPDATE (WAOW): According to Marathon County Health Department, customers and employees of Sconni's do not need to get tested for coronavirus after an employee reported testing positive for the virus. The employee's last day of work was before the infectious period began.

“The information gathered thus far leads us to believe that the other employees and customers were not at high risk of exposure from that employee.” Stated Judy Burrows, Marathon County Health Department.

The Health Department is conducting the case investigation and contact tracing.

“We’ve been trying to stay proactive at every turn here at Sconni’s and will continue to be diligent in our efforts to minimize the risks to our community at large.” stated Ben Swanson, co-owner of Sconni’s. “We’ve put precautions in place and are now moving forward with our plan to focus solely on outdoor dining and curb-side for the safety of our customers and staff. At this point, we haven’t decided on a reopening date but feel it’s best
to finish our deep clean and get a few things dialed in with additional outdoor dining.”

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) - Sconni's Alehouse in Schofield announced on Facebook Monday they will temporarily closed after a part-time employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Co-Owner Ben Swanson tells News 9 they're still waiting on the health department to find out how much their business and employees were exposed.

In the post on their Facebook page, Swanson elaborates, saying the employee's last shift was "over a week ago."

Until Sconni's receives instruction from the Marathon County Health Department, they will remain closed - and after resuming business, will likely shift to outdoor-only dining or carryout options, per Swanson.

Mason Dowling

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