Add two popular Canal Park restaurants to the list of Duluth businesses forced to temporarily close due to staff members testing positive for COVID-19.

On the evening of Wednesday, August 5, 310 Pub, which is located at 310 S. Lake Avenue, posted the following message on their Facebook page:

We had an employee test positive from circumstances outside of the pub, so to keep our staff and customers safe we will be closing for the time being. This gives the staff a chance to self monitor and get tested. Thank you for your understanding and patience during such a hard and uncertain time for many in our industry during our best season. We hope to reopen swiftly and safely again like many others in our neighborhood and continue to provide a fun + safe space to get out and enjoy yourselves at again soon! Stay tuned and stay healthy!

As of late Sunday night, there were no updates on when they would be open once again.

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Then, just a few days later on Saturday, August 8, the Green Mill Restaurant posted this message on Facebook:

Due to an employee of ours that has tested positive for COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our employees and guests, we will be temporarily closing our doors as a precautionary measure to give our staff the time to be tested as well as to perform a deep clean to our establishment. We greatly appreciate your support and understanding during these times, and cannot wait to reopen safely and responsibly to provide the welcoming dining experience that we strive for!

The Green Mill is located just down the street from 310 Pub, at 340 S. Lake Avenue.

While it's great to see businesses step up and do the right thing when an employee tests positive, it continues a troubling trend in our community during a pandemic that doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.


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