LOGAN SQUARE — Popular cocktail bar Scofflaw has closed its doors temporarily after an employee tested positive for coronavirus late last week.
It’s the second time this month that a Logan Square bar/restaurant has briefly shut down following a confirmed coronavirus case. Reno shut down last week.
Scofflaw’s owners announced the temporary closure Friday in a Facebook post.
“We found out today that one of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19. We are closing our doors, effective immediately, and everyone on our team is being tested,” the post read.
“During this period, our staff will be quarantining and we will thoroughly sanitize our space before opening again. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.”
It’s unclear how long the bar, located at 3201 W. Armitage Ave., will remain closed. Scofflaw’s owners didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment Monday.
Several other bars and restaurants throughout the city Chicago have closed in recent months after confirmed coronavirus cases, including Replay Andersonville, Fork in Lincoln Square and Recess in Fulton Market.
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