Native Tongues taqueria closed after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Sep 13 2020, 11:59 am

A taqueria in Calgary has temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Native Tongues Taqueria made the announcement on Saturday, stating that a staff member had informed the team that they had tested positive for coronavirus.

The last day that the employee worked at the restaurant was on Sunday, September 6, and after feeling un-well on Monday, the employee decided to get tested.

The restaurant was immediately closed until further notice, so that other staff could also be tested.

A number of staff who had close contact with the individual who tested positive will be self isolating for 14 days.

“We are confident that our strict health and safety policies and procedures inside the restaurant would have prevented any spread from restaurant-to-customer; constant disinfection of high touch surfaces, masks, cashless payments, constant sanitation of surfaces, and the list goes on,” says a post from the team on Instagram.

Native Tongues Taqueria says the restaurant will not be re-opening until they receive negative test results from remaining staff, and feel it is safe to do so.

The team anticipates the restaurant could be closed anywhere from three days to one week.

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