Vancouver restaurant temporarily closes as employee tests positive for coronavirus

Aug 15 2020, 12:11 pm

A popular Vancouver restaurant has temporarily closed after it had an employee test positive for COVID-19.

The Rumpus Room, found The Foundation’s old location of 2301 Main Street, took to social media to inform the public of its temporary closure on Saturday.

“On August 13 a member of the rumpus room’s kitchen team tested positive for COVID-19,” the eatery wrote. “They are currently at home in isolation and are doing very well. We wish them a speedy recovery and are supporting them in every way we can.”


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The restaurant says it has been working closely with Vancouver Coastal Health on how to best deal with this situation.

“VCH stated that because we were closely following all health regulations and social distancing guidelines, and because the employee was in the back of house wearing a mask at all times, there is a very low risk of transmission to other staff and customers,” the company wrote.

It is not specified when The Rumpus Room is expected reopen.

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