Public Health is warning of potential exposure to COVID-19 at a local brewery.

A staff member at Red Barn Brewing Company in Blenheim tested positive for the virus earlier this week. Owner Denny Vervaet says the employee, who was fully vaccinated, contracted the virus at their other full-time job, but is feeling well and is now isolating at home for 14 days.

“What does this mean for the next week or two – well we don’t know yet,” Vervait says in an online statement. “We don’t know if we have enough staff who didn’t work this past weekend who can come in this upcoming weekend to work. We don’t know if it will just be retail only or retail and a few tables.”

Public Health says unvaccinated and partially vaccinated patrons who received table service at the brewery on Lagoon Road on Friday, July 23rd between 6-10:30pm or Sunday, July 25th between 10am-4pm is asked to self-monitor for COVID symptoms.

Individuals who develop symptoms must self-isolate and should book an appointment at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre for testing.

While low-risk contacts are instructed to monitor for symptoms, they are not required to isolate unless symptoms develop or they are otherwise instructed to do so by Chatham-Kent Public Health.