Chambar Restaurant in downtown Vancouver is temporarily closing after one of its employees tested positive for coronavirus.
The restaurant posted the update to Instagram Friday saying it would be closed for at least two full days to disinfect and allow time for contact tracing.
“As honesty and respect are values we hold true, we have decided to close Chambar. We have not been advised to do so, however for your safety and ours, we have voluntarily closed,” the restaurant said.
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It advised diners that Vancouver Coastal Health will be in touch if they are at risk. Restaurants are now required to take down contact information for all parties that dine in for this purpose.
Chambar is known for its fine Belgian cuisine and chic patio in the downtown core.
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Unfortunately we are taking a break. . One of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19. As honesty and respect are values we hold true, we have decided to close Chambar. We have not been advised to do so, however for your safety and ours, we have voluntarily closed for a minimum of two days to thoroughly disinfect and conduct contact tracing. Coastal Health will contact you if you have been exposed. Please be assured that we have and will always continue to implement the strictest of safety procedures and remain committed to not just meeting but exceeding all recommended guidelines. Thank you to our employees, guests and community for your ongoing support through these extremely challenging times. We will be in touch with further updates. All our best from the Chambar family.