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Most of the individuals who visited the restaurant on July 24 and 25 will be contacted directly by public health, since the business records all of its visitors, including employees, in a log, Ahmed said.
“We want to make sure everyone is aware so they can monitor their symptoms,” he said, adding the incident presents a low risk to the public because public health measures were in place.
“To the general public, when you are visiting these facilities, please take the appropriate precautions. From a workplace perspective, we are confident based on what we’ve heard that they are doing everything they should.”
Ahmed would not say the age or gender of the worker, or what kind of job they performed at Chuck’s Roadhouse, but restaurant manager Karthik Subramanian told the Star the employee is a female server who interacted with customers on the patio.
“We have a physical distancing protocol, we have masks, and we have enhanced disinfecting,” Subramanian said.
As of Friday, the health unit did not know how the employee contracted COVID-19.
Chuck’s Roadhouse is closed temporarily to allow its staff time to visit an assessment centre for COVID-19 testing, Subramanian said. He expects the restaurant will reopen soon.
“We have taken all of the precautions and we regularly disinfect the place. We are pretty much good to go, it’s just we are right now closed because we have given time for staff to get tested as a precaution. Other than that, we are good to go and will be open very soon.”
Subramanian said the employee continues to self-isolate at home. He was unable to provide an update on her condition.