A Chinatown fried chicken and cocktail restaurant is temporarily closing after one of its employees tested positive for coronavirus.
Juke Fried Chicken said on Instagram Monday that the employee got their positive test result back on their day off, and Vancouver Coastal Health determined there was not significant risk of transmission at the restaurant.
Although the health authority told Juke it can stay open, the business is closing both its Juke and Chickadee locations to put staff and customers at ease.
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“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,” it said.
The staff member has mild symptoms of the virus and is recovering at home, the restaurant added.
There’s no word yet on when it will reopen for business.
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To our Juke community: Today, we have learned that one of our team members tested positive for COVID-19 during their days off. They are recovering well with mild symptoms and self-isolating at home. We have been in close contact with Vancouver Coastal Health who has deemed no further trace of infection and recommends we remain open. That said, we have made the decision to voluntarily close Juke and Chickadee temporarily for the comfort of our staff and guests. 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 Juke Fried Chicken family