Toronto Public Health is asking anyone who visited popular King Street West establishment Regulars between Sept. 13 and 22 to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. Three staff members at Regulars Bar, located near King and Bathurst streets, have tested positive for the virus.
Toronto Public Health estimates that as many as 600 people may have been exposed to the virus between the aforementioned dates.
“Regulars Bar has worked cooperatively with TPH throughout this investigation,” TPH said in a statement on Sunday. “TPH extends thanks to Regulars Bar management and other local businesses who are helping to reduce the spread of this virus by taking measures to keep staff, customers and the broader public safe.”
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DEAR REGULAR'S FAMILY In an effort to be transparent with our guests and community, please note that three of our staff members have tested positive for COVID – 19 with an exposure period from September 13th – September 22nd, these staff members went into quarantine at an early stage. We are happy to announce that these staff members are in good health and recovering. If you have not been contacted by Toronto Public Health you are not identified as having had close contact and are viewed as low risk, however if you visited our establishment during those days please monitor symptoms and take the necessary precautions. Toronto Public Health has commended Regulars on our cooperation throughout the investigation and have deemed there is no ongoing risk and cleared us for normal operations. HOW WE ARE KEEPING YOU SAFE – All employees must be wearing a mask upon entry and throughout the duration of their shift. – All employees are temperature checked upon entry before they start their shift. – All employees are required to wash their hands thoroughly and continuously throughout their shift – All staff is mandated to maintain a 6ft distance from colleagues and guests when possible. – All employees must sanitize their hands regularly throughout their shift at one of our many sanitizer stations. – Each guest table is given their own personal sanitizer – Washrooms are cleaned upon every visit by a dedicated employee. – All High contact surfaces are covered with ProtekPak (antiviral & antimicrobial surface protection) – All Surfaces are cleaned regularly to ensure a safe sanitary environment. Regulars Management Team,
Last week, TPH ordered multiple King Street drinking and dining establishments closed after they did not meet guidelines to limit transmission.
MARBL, King Taps, and Casa Mezcal were all named by TPH over the weekend.
The King Street businesses will be allowed to reopen when Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa is satisfied that each establishment has complied with her order. City enforcement teams of Toronto Police, bylaw officers, and Toronto Public Health officers will ensure compliance with the orders until they are lifted.