A customer who attended 3 Guys And A Stove restaurant in Huntsville on Sunday, August 2, 2020, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Jeff Suddaby of 3 Guys And A Stove said he heard from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit yesterday. Based on the information he was given, they were able to determine who served the client on that day. That staff member is now in isolation and Suddaby is hoping that no one else has contracted the virus. He said he’s hopeful that the opportunity for spread has been contained, or at least minimized, because sanitization as well as the wearing of masks has been rigorous at the restaurant.
Although public health did not order the restaurant to close, Suddaby said a decision to shut down and get everyone tested was made by the restaurant in order to safeguard staff and the public. He’s hoping the results will be in soon and that they’ll return negative for COVID-19, and that they’ll be able to open their doors soon.
He said all precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of all staff and patrons.
No further information was available about the customer who frequented the restaurant, or whether the person was visiting or a resident of the area. When Doppler contacted the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the public health organization indicated it would issue a release shortly.
UPDATE: Staff later sent a statement from medical officer of health Dr. Charles Gardner and indicated he would be addressing the infection in his regular Tuesday briefings on August 11, 2020.
“We are presently investigating a COVID-19 exposure in a restaurant in Muskoka with individuals from outside of Simcoe Muskoka, and with one individual from Muskoka. All individuals involved have been notified, and SMDHU has not required the restaurant in question to close,” said Gardner in the email statement.
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