Popular King Street restaurant reports positive coronavirus case

Sep 16 2020, 7:13 am

An employee at MARBL in Toronto has tested positive for COVID-19, and the location has undergone an extensive cleaning.

According to a MARBL spokesperson to Daily Hive, they have confirmed that an employee has tested positive for the virus and had last worked in the afternoon of September 6.

The employee received their positive test on September 8 and has not returned to the location since their last shift as they are currently self-isolating.

“Out of an abundance of caution, any employees who reported not feeling well have undergone testing and produced negative results,” said the MARBL spokesperson.

Although MARBL is unable to confirm whether the individual had contracted COVID-19 at the location, they ensured the entire restaurant went through a deep cleaning of all high-touch areas such as the kitchen, bar, patio, and all shared spaces.

All guests and staff are also required to get their temperature checked before entering the premises, as well as other measures such as a pre-screening questionnaire and digital contact tracing.

In recent times, MARBL was under fire following the circulation of a video that showcased a crowd, according to Mayor John Tory.

In another instance, in June, MARBL was pictured with a busy crowd in front of the restaurant; however, at the time, a spokesperson from MARBL said the crowd was a result of support for the restaurant’s takeout menu from regular patrons.

“Even with increased sanitation protocols and social distancing, there are numerous factors that remain outside of our control as a business. We remain committed to keeping everyone safe and we are grateful that no other employees have been impacted,” said the MARBL spokesperson.

“We wish the individual a speedy recovery and offer our support wherever we can.”

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