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Employee at Capo and the Spritz in Yaletown tests positive for COVID-19

This morning, Capo and the Spritz stated that it would be closed until further notice after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
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Photo: Tube containing a swab sample that has tested positive for COVID-19/Shutterstock

A new Yaletown restaurant is notifying its customers that one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19.

This morning, Capo ans the Spritz stated that it would be closed until further notice after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

In an Instagram post, the eatery writes that the staff member was part of its pre-opening team, but has not worked since its opening to the public on Monday, Sept. 21.

"They were wearing a mask at all times while in the restaurant for training; previous to being diagnosed, they spent personal time with three members of our team and, as such, we are closing until we receive the results from those individuals’ tests, at which time we will be in touch with further updates," read the post.

Capo and the Spritz adds that it is following Vancouver Coastal Health’s recommended guidelines, which includes checking staff’s temperature upon arrival, and that it is committed to responding in the most transparent and timely way possible. 














Effective immediately, we will be closed until further notice. One of our employees has tested positive for Covid-19. This staff member was part of our pre-opening team but has not worked since our opening to the public on Monday, September 21st. They were wearing a mask at all times while in the restaurant for training; previous to being diagnosed, they spent personal time with three members of our team and, as such, we are closing until we receive the results from those individuals’ tests, at which time we will be in touch with further updates. Please be assured that we have been following all the Vancouver Coastal Health’s recommended guidelines, including checking staff’s temperature upon arrival, and are committed to responding in the most transparent and timely way possible. To that end, if you have any questions, please email dustin@autostradahospitality.ca directly. On a personal note, while making the decision to close weighs heavily on our hearts as we have been working tirelessly to open and welcome the community, we will continue to do everything we can to ensure a safe re-opening and to support our staff. The entire Capo & the Spritz family ⁣thanks you in advance for your support through these challenging times.⁣ 🧡

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COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets when a person who is sick coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread when a healthy person touches an object or surface (e.g. a doorknob or a table) with the virus on it and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands. Most people who get COVID-19 have only mild disease, but a few people can get very sick and may need to go to the hospital. The symptoms of COVID-19 may include fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell and/or diarrhea.

UPDATE: The restaurant announced the following day they would re-open on Sat. Sept. 26.

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