Ashland Restaurant Temporarily Closes After Positive COVID Case

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ASHLAND – An Ashland restaurant was closed today, October 21, for a deep cleaning, after a positive test for the coronavirus, according to a town official.

Stone’s Public House at 179 Main Street in Ashland was closed Wednesday. A sign on the front door says closed until further notice. It is unknown when it will re-open.

In Massachusetts, if an employee, customer, or vendor of restaurant tests positive or is presumed to be positive for COVID-19, the restaurant must immediately shut down for at least 24 hours, cleaning and disinfecting in accordance with CDC guidelines before reopening.

If the employer is notified of any positive case at the workplace, the employer must immediately notify the local Board of Health (LBOH) in the city or town where the workplace is located.

Employers must assist the LBOH with contact tracing efforts, including advising likely contacts to isolate and self-quarantine.

Testing of other workers may be recommended consistent with guidance and / or at the request of the Board of Health.

SOURCE has learned Stone’s did contact the Ashland Health Department and is following state guidelines.

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