The popular restaurant inside the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has temporarily closed doors after three of its employees tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Notch 8 Restaurant is currently closed and undergoing extensive deep cleaning with an external cleaning company.
"Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s first priority is the safety and wellbeing of our employees and guests," a representative with the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver tells Vancouver Is Awesome.
"We are working closely with Vancouver Coastal Health to follow the appropriate protocols to mitigate risk and ensure that our restaurant remains a healthy and safe place to work and visit."
All employees who were in close contact with these impacted individuals have been notified and are off-property. "We can confirm that the restaurant was following the hotel’s stringent ALLSAFE protocols and that the impacted employees had no close contact with guests."
Risk of transmission is low
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) tells V.I.A. that the risk of transmission is low for those who were not in close contact and does not anticipate listing Notch 8 Restaurant as a public exposure location.
If WorkSafe BC/environmental health officers identify that improvements to the restaurant's COVID-19 safety plans are needed, they will work with businesses to ensure that the necessary protocols are in place.
Notch 8 Restaurant expects to re-open following an audit by VCH in the coming days.