Several businesses across Toronto have reported positive COVID-19 cases among its staff in restaurants, bars, and bakeries this week.
- Reyna on King, located at 354 King Street East, has made the decision to close after one of their employees received a positive coronavirus test result on September 16, despite Toronto Public Health giving them the green light to continue operations.
- As of October 2, Reyna on King has reopened their doors.
- The Italian restaurant located in the city’s Yorkville area issued a statement on September 30 announcing their voluntary closure after being made aware of a possible contact with coronavirus. Sotto Sotto decided to make the temporary decision to close their location in order to clean and fully sanitize its restaurant.
- Lee restaurant, located at 601 King Street West, shared a statement in regards to an employee who recently tested positive for coronavirus, causing the location to close their dining rooms and patio for all staff to get tested this week.
- According to McDonald’s, on September 29 an employee at the 150 Rimrock Road location in North York reported that they tested positive for the virus. The employee had last worked on September 22 from 3 pm to 8 pm.
- Gusto101, located at 101 Portland Street, shared news of the positive case that affected one of their employees who last worked on September 26.
- Gusto has reopened as of October 1.
- The Night Baker, located at 825 College Street, shared news of the positive case on September 28 and has decided to close up shop until next month, despite the city allowing them to stay open.
Over the weekend, on September 26, Toronto health officials revealed the names of three King Street bars and restaurants that were ordered to shut down operations after breaking coronavirus health and safety rules. MARBL, King Taps, and Casa Mezcal were all served public health violations from Toronto Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa.
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More closures are being reported across the city as the province continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases.
As Toronto is reporting the most in all the province, the city’s top doctor, Eileen de Villa wants to ban indoor dining and fitness classes and have people only leave their homes for essential trips.
de Villa is also recommending that individuals no longer dine indoors due to the transmission in restaurants and bars.