October 12, 2020 | 10:16 AM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A person who tested positive for COVID-19 may have exposed patrons seated at the bar at a restaurant in Portsmouth, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said.
Anyone who visited the Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe and sat at the bar between Sept. 30 and Oct. 4 may have been exposed, the department said in a news release Sunday.
The department said it conducted a contact investigation and notified known close contacts. It decided to notify the public, saying there may be additional people who were exposed.
The restaurant had announced Oct. 7 that it was voluntarily closing temporarily as a precaution.
“Please know that we have met or exceeded state and CDC guidelines in our quick and independent decision to close, test and quarantine as the safety of our staff and guests is our top priority,” the restaurant said in a statement. “Our facility has been professionally cleaned and we will not reopen until it is safe and prudent to do so.”