Vancouver Coastal Health has informed Chewies Oyster Bar at West 1st & Yew in Kitsilano that one of their Sunday, July 12th guests recently tested positive for COVID-19.

The restaurant posted a statement on social media this morning and noted that “the origin of this case has no relation to Chewies, however, with the well-being of our community and family at our upmost priority, we felt it necessary to inform you of the extra precautions our team will be implementing at this time”.

Complete statement from Chewies below:

To our amazing community,

Vancouver Coastal Health has informed us that one of our guests who dined with us on Sunday, July 12th has recently tested positive for COVID-19. The origin of this case has no relation to Chewies, however, with the well-being of our community and family at our upmost priority, we felt it necessary to inform you of the extra precautions our team will be implementing at this time.

With the recommendations provided to us by Vancouver Coastal Health, Work Safe BC, and our Provincial Health Officer, our team will be diligently following precautions including testing and self quarantining of our staff that were in direct contact with the guest.

As an extra precaution, it is recommended that anyone who dined with us that evening monitor closely for symptoms.

We are committed to continue our safety protocols to the highest of standards, including increased sanitization procedures and appropriate socially distanced capacity within our restaurant.

The support from our community has been overwhelming during the past few months, please know, we are here to support you in any way you need.

We will be posting any important updates here on our social media.

From the bottom of our hearts,

Thank you.

Chewies Family

Last modified: July 23, 2020

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