A Tennessee farmer’s market has closed for a few days after an outbreak of the Zika virus forced it to temporarily shut down.
According to a statement from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, the Williamson Farmers Market and the Williamson County Farmers Market have been shut down due to the spread of the virus.
A spokesperson for the markets told the Associated Press that they are currently operating normally.
The markets, located in Williamson County, had been scheduled to reopen Wednesday, but the Williamson Health Department said the markets would be closed on Thursday and Friday because of the strain of the mosquito-borne virus.
The Williamson Health department said it was working with local health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine the extent of the spread.
Trey Smith, the president of the Williamson Farmer’s Market, said it will be closed for at least the rest of the week.
He told ABC News that the markets will remain open as a way for people to purchase supplies, sell products and participate in the farmers markets.
The Williamson Farmers’ market is located on Highway 51, about 10 miles north of Nashville.
It has a full line-up of farmers’ and vendors’ merchandise and a small selection of baked goods.
In September, the first confirmed case of the coronavirus was reported at the Williamson Market.
The Centers for Diseases Control and Control (CDC), which oversees the market, said at the time that it was in the process of identifying other confirmed cases in Tennessee.