first_imgWard says Thursday was spent cleaning the entire pub. (WBNG) — Around 3 p.m. Thursday, the Broome County Health Department issued an alert regarding the person who visited McGirk’s Irish Pub and later tested positive for the coronavirus. 3:45 P.M. UPDATE: “Nobody has all the answers, ” Ward said. “We’re learning as we go.” —– The department is asking anyone who was at the pub on July 24 from 4 to 9:30 p.m. or July 25 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. to self quarantine until Aug. 7 or 8, respectfully. However, the pub got a phone call from the county health department about the positive case as repairations were underway. A reopening date was not announced. (WBNG) — McGirk’s Irish Pub says it will temporarily close after a person who visited there tested positive for the virus. ORIGINAL STORY:center_img McGirk’s will reopen on Friday. According to Ward, the county health department’s investigation revealed McGirk’s did not need to close for an extended period of time. Originally, McGirk’s closed Thursday morning to deal with a plumbing issue. “[We’re] taking care of it like it’s home,” she says. The pub says it has taken all the steps necessary to ensure the place is safe. McGirk’s Owner Meg Ward says it’s been tough, dealing with virus mandates, the plumbing issue, and then having a patron test positive. On its Facebook page, McGirk’s says it cleaned all surfaces inside and outside of the establishment after being notified of the positive case. The Broome County Health Department did not release a public health alert about this positive case. McGirk’s made a statement about the positive case on its Facebook page before the county issued the alert.last_img