Ray’s Butcher Shop, Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery and La Baguette have announced on their social media pages that they each had a staff member test positive for COVID-19.
They are now closed.
“At this time please know that this staff member does not participate in customer service interactions,” the post from Ray’s reads.
“We have had one staff member that has tested positive for Covid-19 through tracing from their housemate and not associated with our establishment or customers,” reads a post from Monashee’s.
“We are following Interior Health procedure and hoping to be back and running very shortly, said Sonia Ratte, La Baguette owner, in a Facebook post. She said the employees who tested positive were front of house.
These are the third, fourth and fifth businesses in the last week that have closed due to either exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19. The Taco Club as well as the Craft Bierhaus closed Nov. 18.
These local cases come as cases in the province surge and increased prevention measures, such as mandatory masks and a request to avoid non-essential travel were announced by Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s top doctor.