With the recent uptick of COVID-19 cases in Berkshire County, two well-frequented restaurants have temporarily shut their doors because of exposure to the virus.
iBerkshires.Com reports both said they wanted to be transparent to their customers and staff about what had happened..
Owner of the Olde Heritage Tavern in Lenox, John McNinch, made the decision to shut down temporarily after two COVID-19 positive customers dined there on different days, and owner of Methuselah Bar and Lounge in Pittsfield, Yuki Cohen, shut the doors temporarily after her staff were exposed.
On Wednesday, Cohen made an Instagram post that read: "Please note that due to staffs' exposure to Coronavirus, as a precaution, we will be closed until we know it is safe to get back to work. Stay safe everyone!"
Cohen hopes to open for business sometime next week. Methuselah is operating with a skeleton crew of just four people, all of whom are young and healthy and Cohen, also a city councilor, said she is thankful for this fact.