Vancouver's Homer Street Café announced Thursday they are closed temporarily following an employee testing positive for COVID-19.
The Yaletown-area restaurant shared the news via Instagram, indicating that the employee is "doing well and recovering in self-isolation at home."
The restaurant adds that they "actively following guidelines from Vancouver Coastal Health, & WorkSafe BC," and they are "committed to taking every possible precaution" to protect their guests, staff, and the community.
To that end, Homer Street Café says the restaurant has closed temporarily and voluntarily in order to conduct a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the premises.
Here is their announcement in full:
To our Homer Street Café and Bar family, One of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19. They are doing well and recovering in self-isolation at home. We are actively following guidelines from Vancouver Coastal Health, & WorkSafe BC and are committed to taking every possible precaution to protect our guests, employees, and community. As a precautionary measure, we have decided to voluntarily close Homer Street Café and Bar temporarily to thoroughly clean and disinfect. Please be assured that we will always continue to implement the strictest safety measures to ensure a safe space for our employees and guests. We are committed to going above and beyond recommended guidelines as things continue to evolve. Thank you to all of our employees, guests, and community for your ongoing support during these challenging times. We will be in touch with further updates. All the best, Homer Street Café and Bar