BirchTree Bread Company in Worcester temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID

BirchTree Bread Company

The logo for BirchTree Bread Company hangs above the counter at its location in Worcester’s Canal District. (MassLive Photo)

One of the Canal District’s most popular restaurants will be closed temporarily after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

BirchTree Bread Company in Worcester announced on Thursday that it will be closed until further notice after learning a team member tested positive for the virus. The employee worked on Thursday and was last in the restaurant that morning, BirchTree said in a Facebook post.

Employees who have been in contact with the person who tested positive will receive COVID tests. The restaurant will be deep cleaned and sanitized while it’s closed.

“The safety of our guests, staff and their families are of the utmost importance to us, and we are committed to doing all we can to protect them to the best of our ability,” the restaurant said in a statement posted on Facebook.

BirchTree is working with the Worcester Department of Public Health to follow proper reopening protocols.

The restaurant said it hopes to reopen as soon as possible.

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