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Another Ottawa restaurant closes due to positive COVID-19 test among staff

The ByWard Market's Restaurant e18hteen has decided to take the precautionary measure to temporarily close to the public.
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Byward Market sign, February 28, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the temporary closure of another Ottawa restaurant.

A post on the Instagram page for York Street's Restaurant e18hteen says, "Due to a positive case of COVID-19 to one of our team members, we have decided to take the precautionary measure to temporarily close our doors to the public."

The post goes on to say that over the coming days, staff will be conducting a deep sanitization of the ByWard Market establishment, and that all staff members are undergoing a 14-day isolation period.


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This is the latest Ottawa restaurant to close due to the ongoing pandemic.

Union 613 on Somerset Street has announced that it will remain closed until at least this Friday, October 2.

Elgin Street's Lieutenant's Pump, Al's Steakhouse, Deacon Brodies Pub, St. Louis Bar and Grill and the Elgin Street Beer Project are also closed due to possible exposure to the virus. 

The Elmdale Tavern in Hintonburg also reported a temporary closure due to someone in a staff member's bubble testing positive for COVID-19.

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