MISSOULA — The Cranky Sam Public House announced on Sunday that it was temporarily closing after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement on social media, the brewery announced that it would be closing its doors to "conduct a deep cleaning of our facility."
"Based on contact tracing, it appears that the employee was infected outside of Missoula, possibly over the Fourth of July weekend," the statement continued. "The employee has been in quarantine since being tested.
"To err on the side of caution and to protect the community, we will temporarily close. Thank you for your support and we can't wait to serve you again when it is safe to do so."
Cranky Sam officially opened its doors back in May. Cranky Sam joins other local businesses like Paradise Falls and the Staggering Ox which have reopened since also temporarily closing due to positive COVID-19 cases.