Wrigley Taproom & Eatery back open after staff member tests positive

Ownership and staff are remaining cautious and upbeat as the restaurant moves forward.
Ownership and staff are remaining cautious and upbeat as the restaurant moves forward.(Cory Sanning/WYMT)
Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 2:49 PM EDT
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CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) - The Wrigley Taproom & Eatery is back open for curbside and carry out only.

Update 10/6

The restaurant announced on Facebook that they are back open after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

This week they will be open for curbside and carry out only from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Restaurant staff ask that you be patient with them as they are running with half of their normal staff.

You can order online here or call 606-261-7344.

Original Story 9/29

Ownership and staff at The Wrigley Taproom & Eatery were met with some unpleasant news on Sunday.

Following a staff member testing positive for COVID-19, the restaurant is currently undergoing an extensive cleaning procedures as it will remain closed throughout the rest of the week.

That has not stopped them from remaining cautious and upbeat, however.

Owner Kristin Smith says that all employees have been tested, and she herself gets tested every two weeks.

“We all got tested within a 24-hour period, all employees have been negative at this point," Smiths said. "So we decided, you know, the employees with the most exposure needed to quarantine.”

Since the pandemic began, Smith and her staff have been diligent in their safety and sanitation procedures. She says she does not see those changing any time soon.

“We are going to still be doing the same procedures we’ve been doing though," Smith said. "Wearing masks at all times, sanitizing everything, there’s a lot of touchpoints we’re sanitizing on a continuous basis.”

As they prepare to carefully reopen next week, Smith continues to heap praise on her staff as well as the local health department.

“I can’t sing the praises of our team here at the Wrigley, we’re a family and the team at the health department," Smith said.

Smith says that The Wrigley plans to softly reopen, possibly beginning with carryout only service.

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