WESTFIELD, NJ — Addams Tavern is among the Harvest Restaurant Group establishments temporarily closed due to staff members testing positive for COVID-19, its owner said.
Roots Steakhouse and The Huntley Taverne in Summit, along with Tabor Road Tavern in Morris Plains are also closed “until further notice” after employees at each location tested positive for coronavirus, according to Chip Grabowski, owner of Harvest Restaurant Group.
“We have recently been notified of positive COVID-19 test results of Harvest employees at four of our restaurants,” Grabowski said in an emailed statement. “In order to exercise an abundance of caution, we have decided to temporarily close the four locations, (Roots Steakhouse and Huntley Taverne in Summit, Addams Tavern in Westfield, and Tabor Road Tavern in Morris Plains), until further notice.”
He said that the restaurant group has been working closely with health officials to ensure it is following proper COVID-19 protocols and that the temporary closure of the four locations is not the result of a government mandate, but a decision to “err on the side of caution.”
“To say that COVID-19 has presented challenges and situations that are difficult to navigate is an understatement,” Grabowski said. “The guidelines and information the public receives on it are dynamic and in a constant state of flux. One thing that has not changed since we decided to reopen our doors is our commitment to the safety and well-being of our guests and our employees.”
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