A note was posted to the window of World Cup Café in downtown Taos this week stating that the coffee shop had been closed temporarily after one of its employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus but had no symptoms.

"We will be closed while we deep clean and regroup," read the note. "We will reopen when we feel we can safely serve our community."

The café, founded by the late Patrick Larkin and his partner, reopened for walk-up window service in May. Employees wore masks to protect themselves and customers from spreading the virus.

At least two other businesses in Taos have had positive cases of the virus since it reached New Mexico earlier this year.

An employee at the Walgreens located on Paseo del Pueblo Sur and Cruz Alta Road tested positive in early June and an employee at Holy Cross Medical Center tested positive later that month.

Taos County had a total of 81 cases of the virus as of July 23, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

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Every time I saw the lines at this place, they were not social distancing. Same with Farmer's Market. Everybody is masked, but not social distancing.

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