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Health officials working with Missoula restaurant after employee tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 9:12 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 12:46:52-04

MISSOULA — A Missoula restaurant closed its doors late last week after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The Missoula City-County Health Department is now providing more information on the status of the establishment.

Paradise Falls posted on its Facebook page Friday, June 26 that an employee tested positive for the coronavirus.

Out of an abundance of caution, they are temporarily closing while they work with the health department.

Local health officials have been working to identify any customers who may at risk.

Health Officer Ellen Leahy says community spread is a concern in Missoula County, but it can be combated by wearing masks.

"There's still a lot of things that can be done in Missoula, if people would continue, or start taking the individual precautions, particularly in their workplaces and in their social life," she explained.

The health department is helping Paradise Falls with their plans to reopen safely and when they reopen,

Paradise Falls says all employees will wear masks and follow screening measures.