More Kelowna restaurants close due to COVID-19

COVID closes restaurants

UPDATE 1:11 p.m.

You can add multiple restaurants to the list of possible COVID-19 exposures.

BNA Brewing and the Train Station Pub have both indicated they have closed due to possible COVID-19 exposures.

"Well folks, in case anyone needed a reminder, we are still in a pandemic," BNA's Facebook page said.

"Yes, the phases of re-opening are moving along, but there is still risk. Today, we’re letting you know that someone in our realm has tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided not to open our doors tonight, we will take our regular day-off tomorrow in the Eatery, and assess the situation in a few days."

The Train Station Pub, located nearby, has also announced a temporary closure for a "few days."

Mt Boucherie Estate Winery also announced their closure after a staff member tested positive and plan to reopen on Thursday.

UPDATE 11:16 a.m.

Two more Kelowna restaurants have closed their doors due to potential COVID-19 exposures.

The Kelowna Yacht Club has announced they are closing the member's lounge, temporarily.

A post on the club's website indicates, "earlier today (Sunday) we were made aware of two colleagues within our member lounge team testing positive with Covid-19. Neither of these colleagues have been in our building since Thursday, July 22, however, in an abundance of caution, we believe that closing the Member Lounge is the only way we can remove any possibility of spread."

"The member lounge will close immediately, until further notice."

Rusty's Sports Lounge also posted they are closing, voluntarily.

"We advise anyone who has been at our establishment within the last couple of weeks to consider self-monitoring," they said on Facebook.

The post indicates Rusty's has not been asked to shut down by Interior Health but they feel the temporary closure will help curb the possibility of transmission.

ORIGINAL 8:30 a.m.

Another Kelowna restaurant and bar has been forced to close its doors after a COVID-19 exposure.

Central is the latest restaurant and bar in Kelowna to close their doors as a result of COVID-19, a post on their social media indicates, "we are sad to report that, despite our industry leading COVID Safety Measures, Central has had several staff members test positive for COVID-19. We have always believed in full transparency with our community and feel it only appropriate that we are open and honest."

The post from Central goes on to indicate, "as per information from Interior Health, we have become aware that several restaurants, bars and nightclubs are experiencing outbreaks. We feel it our social responsibility to close for a short period of time to ensure we are doing our part in curbing the spread throughout our neighbourhood."

Central also indicates they are very confident in their safety protocols and they are closing voluntarily between July 26 and July 30 as they attempt to curb the spread of COVID in the downtown Kelowna area.

"This is not an easy decision but Central has always operated with the health and well-being of our staff and customers at the forefront of our business operations. Thank you for all of your support through this and we hope to see all of you very soon."

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