Reyna on King closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Oct 1 2020, 1:59 pm

Another Toronto restaurant has temporarily closed its doors after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 this past weekend.

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.

“Although we were not required to do so as per Toronto Public Health, we voluntarily closed as the health and safety of our Reyna family and valued guests remains our top priority,” said the restaurant in a statement.

Their other location, Bar Reyna will also be closed earlier than expected for renovations, a decision that was already set in place for this coming weekend.

“Due to the raised concerns from our guests, and because our best interest is to protect both you and our Reyna family, and can never be too careful, we prefer to be extra cautious and close Bar Reyna earlier than expected for renovations (as we were already planning to do so beginning this Sunday),” said the restaurant.

“This will allow each and every Reyna team member to get tested and self-isolate until they receive their results, by the time we reopen.”

Other notable restaurants in the city have also temporarily closed after receiving notice of possible COVID-19 contact and employees testing positive such as Sotto Sotto and Gusto 101.

The Yorkville location is now closed until October 8, leaving reservations to be postponed until next Thursday.

For the Reyna on King location, an announcement on its re-opening will be shared once everyone receives their test results.

In the meantime, both restaurants are being professionally sanitized and contact tracing reports are being sent to Toronto Public Health.

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