Eating places and bars in Kelowna are briefly closed as a result of publicity to COVID-19
Half a dozen restaurants, bars and lounges in Kelowna have announced temporary closings due to COVID-19 exposures.
The closings come amid a noticeable spike in COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, health officials announced 150 new cases of the virus in BC, including 95 in interior health.
The Kelowna Yacht Club announced on Sunday that two employees tested positive for the virus. None of these people have been to the club since July 22nd, but out of caution, the Yacht Club will be closed until further notice.
Similarly, Rusty’s Sports Lounge announced on Sunday that it will remain closed until further notice to ensure the safety of staff and customers.
“We advise everyone who has been in our house in the past few weeks to consider self-monitoring,” wrote the lounge on Facebook. “Although Interior Health has not asked us to close, management has decided to temporarily close in order to quickly curb any further transmissions.”
The Central Kitchen + Bar will also remain closed until July 30th after “several employees” have tested positive for COVID-19. The eatery explains on Instagram that the closure is also being used to stop the virus from spreading in downtown Kelowna.
BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery announced on Sunday that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. The craft brewery says it won’t reopen until Thursday at the earliest.
Finally, The Train Station Pub and Mid-Town Station Kitchen + Drink announced on Monday that they would voluntarily close following the “numerous reports of COVID-19 in Kelowna”.
In a joint message from the two companies, they said they would be closed for several days to evaluate the team and make sure they can continue to work safely.