At least they are taking steps to keep their staff and customers safe.

Several businesses, bars and restaurants have made the decision to close this weekend Friday, July 10th through Sunday, July 12th, to clean their businesses after several cases of employees testing positive for COVID-19.

Open Range, Bar IX, and Starbucks on Main Street will be shut down for the weekend.

Bar IX and Open Range posted to their Facebook pages about being shut down for the weekend.

Out of an abundance of concern for our patrons, staff, and community, we will be voluntarily closed July 10-12.

We...

Posted by Bar IX on Friday, July 10, 2020

Credit:Bar IX via Facebook

We have decided, in the best interest of our employees and customers, to temporarily close because we have an employee...

Posted by Open Range MT on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Credit:Open Range via Facebook

Earlier today, Rocking R Bar announced they would be closed for the weekend as well.

Honestly, we should be applauding all of these restaurants and bars for being proactive and keeping their employees, customers and the community safe.

This had to be a hard decision for all of these businesses to shut down on a weekend that will be filled with customers but this is for the best.

With the rising cases of COVID-19 not only in Gallatin County and Montana we need to be protect each other and observe social distancing and wear a mask whenever possible.

We can't wait for next week when Bar IX, Open Range, Starbucks and Rocking R are back open and we can go in, be safe and enjoy a fantastic beverage and meal.