Officials warn of possible coronavirus exposure at Chewies Oyster Bar in Kitsilano

Jul 17 2020, 10:42 am

Patrons who visited Chewies Oyster Bar in Kitsilano during the night of Sunday, July 12, are being warned of possible COVID-19 exposure.

The restaurant posted a statement on social media on Friday morning explaining that a guest who dined at its 2201 W 1st Avenue location on July 12 had recently tested positive for COVID-19, according to Vancouver Coastal Health.

Chewies stated the origin of this case has “no relations” to the restaurant, and said it instructed staff who were in direct contact with the guest to follow testing and self-quarantining precautions.

The restaurant is asking that anyone who was at Chewies Kits the evening of July 12 monitor closely for symptoms.

Here’s the full statement from Chewies.

To our amazing community,

Vancouver Coastal Health has informed us that one of our guests who dined with us on Sunday, July 12th has recently tested positive for COVID-19. The origin of this case has no relation to Chewies, however, with the well-being of our community and family at our upmost priority, we felt it necessary to inform you of the extra precautions our team will be implementing at this time.

With the recommendations provided to us by Vancouver Coastal Health, Work Safe BC, and our Provincial Health Officer, our team will be diligently following precautions including testing and self quarantining of our staff that were in direct contact with the guest.

As an extra precaution, it is recommended that anyone who dined with us that evening monitor closely for symptoms.

We are committed to continue our safety protocols to the highest of standards, including increased sanitization procedures and appropriate socially distanced capacity within our restaurant.

The support from our community has been overwhelming during the past few months, please know, we are here to support you in any way you need.

We will be posting any important updates here on our social media.

From the bottom of our hearts,

Thank you.

Chewies Family

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