Toronto restaurant closed after employee tests positive
Reyna on King, a restaurant located near Parliament and King streets, is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive.
In a social media post, the restaurant said the employee last worked mid-week.
Neighbouring Reyna Bazaar is also closed for deep cleaning while employees are tested, the post said.
“Unfortunately, we have had to cancel all reservations for the next few days and will re-open as soon as we have the green light that our team has a clean bill of health and it is safe to re-open,” the restaurant said.
“We feel confident that this is a one-off incident as nobody else on the team was showing any symptoms and our health and safety procedures are very strict.”
Ottawa Public Health is reporting 58 new COVID-19 cases Sunday and one new death.
The city’s death toll now stands at 281. There have been 4,063 cases of COVID-19 recorded in the nation’s capital since the start of the pandemic — and of those, 3,207 are considered resolved, approximately 79 per cent.
The reports from OPH don’t necessarily reflect how many people tested positive for COVID-19 on the day they’re made public; rather, they indicate the number of new cases OPH is notified of as of 2 p.m. the previous day.
Provincewide, another 491 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday, the highest number since May 2, and two new deaths.
As of 10:30 a.m., there had been 2,839 deaths in Ontario from COVID-19, according to provincial figures.
In western Quebec, meanwhile, health officials have confirmed 14 new cases since yesterday.
The region has had 1,265 cases of COVID-19 and 34 deaths since the pandemic began.
Three staff at the restaurant Regulars Bar on King St. West have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Toronto Public Health.
The period for the potential exposure for those visiting the bar, 668 King St. W., is between Sept. 13 and Sept. 22, according to TPH’s news release issued Sunday. According to TPH, about 600 people may have visited during that span.
TPH said it has followed up with individuals that have been in close contacts with three employees that tested positive and have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days and get tested. Individuals that have visited Regulars Bar during Sept. 13 and Sept. 22 are considered as low risk, said TPH, but should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days after their visit.
Meanwhile, Reyna on King, a restaurant on King Street East, announced via Instagram Sunday that a staffer had tested positive for COVID-19. The employee last worked on Wednesday, Sept. 24. In the post, the restaurant said it will be closing down its doors until further notice and has since cancelled all reservations for the next couple of days.
On Saturday, the city of Toronto said it had shut down three King Street restaurants after COVID-19 violations.
Those restaurants include MARBL, Mexican eatery Caza Mezcal, and sprawling craft-beer purveyor King Taps.
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