An employee at JOEY Yorkdale has tested positive for COVID-19, and the mall location has temporarily closed its doors.
According to a Yorkdale spokesperson, on August 31, mall management was notified by JOEY restaurant that someone at their location tested positive for the virus.
“Store management advised us that they closed the location and underwent appropriate cleaning and sanitization,” they said.
JOEY representatives state that the isolated case was contracted away from the restaurant and there hasn’t been a transmission reported.
“We can confirm there has been an isolated case where the individual contracted it away from the restaurant. Zero transmission has been detected due to extensive safety protocols in place,” they stated.
According to the representative, the person with the case was at the location on August 27.
“The health and safety of our guests and our staff is our primary concern and the restaurant was voluntarily closed Saturday to allow for a deep sanitation of the property by a third-party cleaning firm. All team members are being closely monitored and we will continue to follow our strict health and safety guidelines.”
The restaurant will remain closed and will continue to undergo a thorough cleaning.
Last week, the mall shut down its Footlocker store after an employee alerted management of the positive case on August 27.
As Yorkdale continues to maintain health and safety as the main priority during these times, Yorkdale has implemented hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations throughout the mall, signage for traffic flow and physical distancing, as well as curbside pick up offers from participating retailers.