Nemesis Coffee closes both locations after potential coronavirus exposure

Nov 2 2020, 7:00 pm

One of Vancouver’s favourite coffee shops, Nemesis, has temporarily closed its doors after the business learned they “had a COVID-19 exposure” at both its Gastown and North Vancouver locations.

Nemesis made the announcement Sunday night, saying that while Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) didn’t require they close, they have chosen to voluntarily shut down both outposts temporarily out of an abundance of caution.

They also stated patrons who visited the shops were not at immediate risk.

The business said it will be conducting a deep clean of both spaces and will keep us posted on a reopening date.


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To our Fam,⁠ ⁠ We have just learned that we had a COVID-19 exposure at both of our locations. Upon finding out we instantly contacted Vancouver Coastal Health, and they have ensured us that there isn’t any immediate risk to you, our patrons. Furthermore, VCH has also said that we are not required to close. However, we strongly feel that the health and safety of our team and our community, is and always will be our top priority.⠀⁠ ⁠ We feel that we need to take all the extra precautionary measures and be socially responsible. Therefore, we have decided to voluntarily close our Gastown and Polygon locations until further notice and when it is safe to do so.⁠ In the meantime, we will be making sure our family is healthy and we will be conducting additional deep clean/sanitation of both of our locations. Please rest assured that we went to great lengths to create a comprehensive safety plan to ensure a safe home for our employees and patrons. ⁠ ⁠ As always, thank you for your ongoing support through these extremely challenging times. We’re certainly all in this together. We hope to see you all again soon and we will keep you posted on reopening.⁠ ⠀⁠ Stay safe, sending you all our love.⁠ ⁠ -Nemesis 💙.

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