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FRAMINGHAM – Jack’s Abby Beer Hall will close restaurant operations for the week, after an employee tested positive for COVID, announced the Framingham restaurant tonight, March 9

“Last night, we found out that a member of our kitchen staff has tested positive for COVID. Luckily, they are feeling well and are home resting. Upon hearing the news, we shut down the restaurant operation for the week out of an abundance of caution for our other staff members who will receive testing. In following our safety plan and in conjunction with the Framingham Board of Health, we will have our restaurant deep-cleaned and sanitized and will reopen once we know it is safe for our staff and customers,” announcedthe downtown Framingham restaurant.

Jack’s has been operating take-out only this winter season, due to the pandemic.

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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 a deep cleaning and disinfecting in accordance with CDC guidelines before reopening.

By law, any establishment that has a positive COVID employee is required to notify the Framingham Board of Health.

The City of Framingham has not been publishing this information for the public.

And not all establishments have been as transparent and forthcoming with its employees and customers, like Jack’s Abby.

“Over the past year, we have followed strict health guidelines and when we reopen, we will continue to remain vigilant in our day-to-day safety and sanitization. We will keep you updated when we are ready to reopen,” said the restaurant.


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