Four Edmonton restaurants have closed over coronavirus cases on-site

Jun 22 2020, 3:25 pm

A handful of Edmonton restaurants have temporarily closed this week after staff or patrons who ate there tested positive for coronavirus.

The four eateries closed so far are Greta’s Bar, The Pint, MKT, and Round 2. The businesses are having all staff get tested before returning to work.

Greta’s Bar posted on Instagram saying they’ve done a voluntary, self-imposed closure after learning on June 18 that a regular customer tested positive for coronavirus. The patron was there on June 14.

 

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MKT has closed temporarily on Sunday after a staff member who worked on June 17 and 18 tested positive for coronavirus. The employee was wearing PPE at the time and is asymptomatic and in good health, according to the restaurant.

 

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The Pint temporarily closed on Sunday as well after two of its team members tested positive for the virus. Both employees last worked at the restaurant on June 13.

“All our decisions will be rooted in the safety of our team, friends, and guests,” the restaurant said on Instagram.

 

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Hello Edmonton . There have been multiple closures of our peers this week in Edmonton due to various to staff testing positive for COVID 19. We at the Pint Downtown want to confirm that we received confirmation Saturday evening that one of our team members tested Positive-Asymptomatic, and then learned this morning that another tested Positive-Asymptomatic. These individuals last worked June 13th, and will not return to work until AHS has determined they are safe to do so. . With an obvious spike in cases within the community, The Pint Downtown has chosen to remain closed today, Sunday June 21st, to allow our staff to get tested and evaluate their health for symptoms before they return to work and we return to operations. Though this is a voluntary closure for the betterment of our staff and clientele, we are in contact with AHS to ensure we are clear and confident to resume employing great people and serving the best people in Edmonton. All our decisions will be rooted in the safety of our team, friends and guests. . We want to remind everyone that although we know COVID cases will continue in our fine City, within and outside of the hospitality industry, no matter the diligence, we implore ourselves and everyone to stay vigilant and party with some conscience and distance, and keep each other safe while enjoying the summer. . Stay tuned: whether its this week or next week, we will let you know when we are ready to open our doors to you and continue to host a safe environment for us all. . Thank you, . Your friends at The Pint Downtown

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Round 2 also closed earlier this week after a person who tested positive ate at the restaurant on June 12.

“Although the AHS said that we are cleared to open, we have decided to temporarily close until all our staff receive the new test results,” it said.

The Edmonton area is experiencing a spike in coronavirus cases, with 236 active ones as of Monday, according to the provincial government.

Calgary, which used to be the province’s coronavirus hotspot, has only about 10 more active cases than Edmonton, with 245 patients who are currently ill.