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Rochester bar closes after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Health officials say there have been multiple cases of COVID-19 linked to bar hopping.
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Another bar in Rochester has temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Forager Brewery at 1005 6th St NW. announced that one of its part-time workers informed them on Friday evening that they had tested positive for the virus.

As a result, the micro-brewery and restaurant will be closing down for the next two weeks to give the rest of its employees time to quarantine.

In an announcement on social media, a bar spokeswoman said they feel for their 32 staff who have already seen their jobs disrupted due to mandatory shutdowns earlier this year, and stressed how important it is to wear masks.

Last week, Dooley's Pub in downtown Rochester shut down after several staff and patrons tested positive for COVID-19.

KTTC reports that as many as 30 people with COVID-19 have been traced back to the pub. 

Health officials notes that some positive cases have resulted from "bar-hopping" in downtown Rochester.

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