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Health officials of N.H. warn of COVID-19 exposure at Portsmouth restaurant



New Hampshire health officials are warning patrons of a Portsmouth restaurant that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 if they sat at the bar between September 30 and October 4.

Jumpin ‘Jay’s Fish Cafe is closed on Wednesdays.

On Sunday, Department of Health and Human Services officials released a statement saying that a person with a confirmed case of the coronavirus may have infected others who were sitting at the bar on September 30 between 5pm and 9pm. ; 1

October between 5pm and 9pm; 2 October from 5 pm to 10 pm; 3 October from 5pm to 10pm; or on October 3rd between 5pm and 9pm

DHHS said it has already informed people that they may have come into direct contact with the person, but anyone who sat at the bar on those days and times please contact DHHS at 603-271-4496 for further guidance.

A post on the Jumpin ‘Jay Facebook page says the restaurant is undergoing professional cleaning and “won’t reopen until it’s safe and prudent to do so.”

“Please note that we have met or exceeded state and CDC guidelines in our quick and independent decision to shut down, test and quarantine as the safety of our staff and guests is our top priority,” the post states.


Nick Stoico can be reached at nick.stoico@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @NickStoico.




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