Correction appended

The novel coronavirus again struck Second Street Brewery’s Rufina Taproom, the company reported Monday to the state Environment Department.

A separate case was reported Saturday at the brewery's Second Street location. The positive test results were among several reported recently at local businesses.

“We’ve already taken care of the on-property cleaning to reopen," Second Street owner and brewmaster Rod Tweet said. The location on Second Street is open and the Rufina site, which also had a case in August, will reopen in a day or two, he said.

New York Deli on Catron Street reported its first coronavirus case among employees Monday. “We’re going to be closed for a few days,” said manager Adam Lassetter.

A case of the virus also was reported Monday at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.



Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center reported its third coronavirus case Monday among employees.

“Patients were not exposed in these cases and no additional employees have been impacted,” Presbyterian Santa Fe CEO Jon Wade said in a statement.

Santa Fe Public Schools announced a maintenance employee working at the Nye Early Childhood Center tested positive for the virus Thursday. The worker is at least the 11th in the district to receive a positive test result.

Other Santa Fe-area workplaces reporting coronavirus cases among employees since Friday:

  • Egis Complete Care
  • Samsville Gallery
  • Signature Flight Support
  • Fix My Roof LLC
  • Pojoaque Supermarket
  • New Mexico Department of Health
  • Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office
  • Shell, 4061 Cerrillos Road
  • Southwest Plastering

Correction: A previous version of this story contained information that was subsequently updated about a coronavirus case reported at Santa Fe Properties. The New Mexico Environment Department removed Santa Fe Properties from its coronavirus Rapid Response list after verifying negative test results of an employee with the New Mexico Department of Health.

(3) comments

Elizabeth DeForest

Americans in general are woefully uninformed and uneducated about this killer virus. Because it is a novel virus, meaning it is new and essentially an unknown quantity, the medical and scientific community is constantly gathering data. And, of course, searches for effective treatments and eventually a vaccine are ongoing in an ever changing landscape of information. The big buzzing fly in the ointment is the misinformation and disinformation which is primarily politically driven. Unfortunately, this has inserted a huge amount of confusion and chaos. The only people who truly understand what is at stake are those who have become desperately ill or who have watched a loved one take their final breath. NM has done so well containing the virus that there was an article in Scientific American about it. The head of the CDC proclaiming that the most effective protection is the face covering needs to sink into everyone's heads. People of all ages are susceptible to this virus. Much as we want to open up businesses and be out and about is just not an option right now. This infantile defiance of not wearing masks is so perplexing to me. Politicizing a disease is even more ridiculous and causes unnecessary anxiety and arguing. Wear the asks, physically distance, wash your hands. This is not a 'hoax' meant to make your life more miserable. Choose Life. Choose sanity. Follow the rules and sometime in the future we will be less restricted. If you love your families and have any self respect, work *with* the guidelines.

Take this seriously.

Kim Griego-Kiel

Who is surprised that the casino reopened and then they have a confirmed case of COVID 19? Not I! I’m sure that will be the first of many. Silly silly people. Keep your money in your pocket and stay home.

Kathy Fish

Judgmental much? It's one thing to identify problems where you see them, but calling members of the public - and service employees - silly people is taking it too far.

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