Westport Ale House temporarily closes -- again -- amid COVID-19 pandemic

1st closure due to COVID-19 outbreak investigation
Posted at 9:30 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 22:30:21-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Westport Ale House will temporarily close its doors for the second time in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Westport business made the announcement in a Facebook post Monday night.

“In an effort to do our small part and remain proactive towards the betterment and well-being of the community, we have decided in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, to temporally [sic] shut down until early 2021,” the post said. “Thank you for your support and understanding during these difficult times. We look forward to serving you again soon.”

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The bar was the site of a COVID-19 outbreak in September, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department, in which at least seven employees and two patrons tested positive for the virus.

Westport Ale House had closed at that time due to the health department’s investigation into COVID-19 outbreaks.