Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s tasting room in Peconic, New York will remain temporarily closed this week after an employee was diagnosed with COVID-19, the coronavirus disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, according to the Suffolk Times.
In a statement, the brewery said “a qualified cleaning company” was contracted to “perform a deep cleaning of the premises.”
The employee’s diagnosis marked the first case of the coronavirus disease diagnosed in Suffolk County.
During a briefing Monday morning, Suffolk County officials described the person diagnosed with the county’s first diagnosed case of coronavirus disease as a man in his early 40s, whose condition is improving. He’s being held in isolation at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. The person is believed to have contracted the disease through community spread, officials said.
According to News 12 Long Island, the employee informed Greenport Harbor on March 8th that he was diagnosed with the disease. The worker had not been at the brewery since February 24th. The beer company notified the Suffolk County Department of Health and all of its employees after learning of the employee’s diagnosis.