UPDATE: Tamarack reopens after 8-day closure from employee’s positive COVID-19 case

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — 9/22/2020 4:55 p.m. UPDATE: One of West Virginia’s most popular tourist attractions reopened after a COVID-19 exposure closed its doors for eight days.

Tamarack opened its doors Tuesday. The business had to shut down for deep cleaning after a staff member tested positive for the virus.

Marketing Director, Leah Dunmyer, said no changes were made to their guidelines, which already require people to keep their distance and wear a mask while inside.

“We’re lucky that most of our visitors are very understanding. Everyone wants to stay safe.”

Since opening after the initial shutdown earlier this year, Tamarack changed its restaurant and dining operations to reduce possible coronavirus transmission. It also has new hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.


BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — 9/15/2020 6:12 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY: Staff at Tamarack announced they will be temporarily closing due to a possible COVID-19 exposure. The tourist hot spot is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at 10 a.m.

According to a Facebook post, staff will take this time to clean the building as a safety precaution for their employees and customers. Employees want to apologize for any inconvenience.

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