We can add two more restaurants to the list of places that are temporarily closing for safety purposes after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a report from Fosters, Both The Rosa restaurant and Martingale Wharf restaurant are temporarily closing due to an employee at the Rosa testing positive for COVID-19.

According to Rosa's Facebook page:

COVID 19 UPDATE: The Rosa Restaurant Temporarily Closed.  We have been overwhelmed by your generosity in welcoming us back as we reopened this fall. Unfortunately one of our employees has tested positive for COVID 19, and in the best interest of the community and our staff we deem it necessary to close temporarily. While we are not obligated to close, we are determined to do everything we can to ensure the safety and well being of all.

We will keep you posted on our progress and look forward to serving you when it is safe to do so.

Martingale Wharf had a similar post on their page as well.

The restaurant closures were voluntary to ensure safety of all their patrons.

The Rosa and Martingale Wharf are two more restaurants that have temporarily closed due to COVID-19 cases.  Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe and Flatbread Company, both in downtown Portsmouth, are also temporarily closed, according to the report.

Here on the seacoast, however, our numbers of positive COVID-19 cases are still low.  As of this morning, according to nh.gov, the highest number of positive cases of the Seacoast towns is Dover at 14.

On other COVID-19 news, Johnson and Johnson have paused the vaccine trials after 'unexplained illness' according to CNN.com.

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