UPDATE: Lansing Brewing Company will reopen their door Sunday, June 21
The Lansing Brewing Company announced they will be reopening their doors Sunday, June 21. The popular restaurant closed after it was made aware that an individual who was inside the building tested positive for COVID-19.
"As we prepare to re-open our doors for dine-in service tomorrow, we’d like to share how you can help us protect the health & safety of our staff and patrons," the business posted on its Facebook page. "Things won’t look exactly the same at LBC 2.O, but we ask that you kindly respect our guidelines for service, and we will continue to bring you an experience excelled by none. We can’t wait to see you!"
Lansing Brewing Company general manager Jeremy McKowen says their number one priority right now is safety.
"We just want to provide atmosphere for our guests - its not worth it to potentially spread this so we're going to take every precaution necessary," said McKowen.
He even encouraged all of his staff to get tested - including himself.
A deep cleaning of the building is scheduled for Saturday.
McKowen says he plans to be there to make sure everything goes well.
"We will have the ability to reopen after a deep clean. We'll be taking a look at this day to day, said McKowen."
"But we have been closed on Mondays so that might provide an additional buffer just to make sure every single surface has been double and triple cleaned," added McKowen.
Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail has applauded the Lansing Brewing Company for being over cautious and says that they decided to close its doors on their own.
Vail says when it comes to other restaurants encountering the same situation the first step starts with a conversation.
"We can work with facilities and truly, you know that contact tracing that tells us where someone was at any particular time and who they were around at any particular time because in any given facility it's not necessarily the whole facility and at any given time in a facility its not necessarily everyone in the whole facility so it really depends on the nature of contact," said Vail.
The Facebook post can be viewed