Duval County

15 friends test positive after visiting Lynch’s, woman in friend group says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Update, June 16, 12:45 p.m.: Lynch’s Irish Pub has reopened as of 11 a.m., following professional cleaning. The business closed Saturday for cleaning after customers reported testing positive for COVID-19 after their visit around June 6.

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A friend group of 15 has tested for COVID-19 after visiting Lynch’s Irish Pub on June 6, a woman in the group named Erika Krisp tells Action News Jax.

Action News Jax spoke to another member of the group in attendance that night, Dara Sweatt, who tells us she received her positive test results on Sunday.

Lynch’s Management tells Action News Jax seven of 49 employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

Management says all of the cases in employees were asymptomatic and went on to say employees cannot return to work until after a undergoing a two-week quarantine and obtaining proof of testing negative for COVID-19.

The General Manager tells Action News Jax the plan is to reopen the bar by Tuesday after the bar was professionally sanitized.

Action News Jax spotted at least six Jacksonville Beach establishments that were closed Monday for cleaning, including Tavern, The Wreck, Lynch’s Irish Pub, The Wine Bar, Mellow Mushroom and Graffiti Burger.

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