Three employees at King Street bar test positive for coronavirus

Sep 27 2020, 6:14 pm

Toronto Public Health (TPH) said that staff and patrons who visited the Regulars Bar may have been exposed to COVID-19.

TPH said the potential exposure may have occurred between September 13 to September 22.

“In the last few days, tests have confirmed that three individuals linked to this establishment are positive for COVID-19. All three individuals are employees of the establishment. TPH has followed up with all known close contacts. The close contacts have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days and to go for testing,” said TPH on Sunday.

If you were at Regulars Bar, located at 668 King St. W., between September 13 and September 22 but have not been contacted by TPH, “you are not identified as a close contact and are viewed as low risk.”

The City’s public health officials said that approximately 600 people may have been at the venue during this time.

“As a precaution, TPH is asking anyone who was at Regulars Bar between September 13 and September 22 to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after their visit. If symptoms develop, please contact TPH, seek testing and immediately self-isolate. Please wear a mask when going for testing.”

Regulars Bar has worked cooperatively throughout this investigation, according to TPH.

The Bar has also posted on social media about the COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 is spread primarily through respiratory droplets when a person who is infected with the virus coughs, talks or sneezes. Most people who get COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people can get very sick and may need to seek medical care at a hospital, said TPH.

The symptoms of COVID-19 may include feeling unwell, cough, fever, trouble breathing, loss of taste or smell, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting and/or diarrhea.

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DEAR REGULAR'S FAMILY In these challenging times it is our responsibility to be transparent with our guests and community. Regulars is sad to announce that unfortunately three of our staff members have tested positive for COVID – 19 with an exposure period from September 13th – September 22nd, these staff members went into immediate quarantine due to being identified at an early stage and are in good health. If you have not been contacted by Toronto Public Health you are not identified as having had close contact and are viewed as low risk, however if you visited our establishment during those days please monitor symptoms and take the necessary precautions. Toronto Public Health has commended Regulars on our cooperation throughout the investigation and have deemed there is no ongoing risk and cleared us for normal operations. HOW WE ARE KEEPING YOU SAFE – All employees must be wearing a mask upon entry and throughout the duration of their shift. – All employees are temperature checked upon entry before they start their shift. – All employees are required to wash their hands thoroughly and continuously throughout their shift – All staff is mandated to maintain a 6ft distance from colleagues and guests when possible. – All employees must sanitize their hands regularly throughout their shift at one of our many sanitizer stations. – Each guest table is given their own personal sanitizer – Washrooms are cleaned upon every visit by a dedicated employee. – All High contact surfaces are covered with ProtekPak (antiviral & antimicrobial surface protection) – All Surfaces are cleaned regularly to ensure a safe sanitary environment. Regulars Management Team,

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