Cincinnati's Rhinegeist Closed Until Thursday After Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

The Over-the-Rhine brewery has asked all employees to get tested, and assured that the two employees that tested positive were separated from other departments

Jun 24, 2020 at 10:55 am
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Rhinegeist Taproom

An influx of positive COVID-19 results from restaurant and bar employees in the recent week have resulted in many businesses temporarily closing their doors (or preemptively closing to avoid potential exposure). 

Cincinnati's Rhinegeist announced on their Facebook page on June 23 that after one of their employee's family members tested positive for COVID-19, they asked associated team members to also get tested, which resulted in two positive tests. The brewery then asked that all Rhinegeist employees get tested and has closed until noon on Thursday to deep clean and await testing results.

Many folks on the social media platform applauded their transparency via comments, after a local restaurant group was recently under fire for allegedly not disclosing coronavirus cases within their restaurants. They have since released a statement on social media. 

Rhinegeist explained within the comments on the post that the COVID-positive employees were separated from other departments and did not come into contact with guests. 

They also explain that they have been testing through the free pop-up at CityLink Center, who offers same-day results. 

For more info, visit Rhinegeist's Facebook page.