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COVID-19 forces some Ottawa restaurants to close temporarily

All closures will remain in place the health and safety of customers a staff can be guaranteed.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the closure of a handful of restaurants on Elgin Street and in the downtown-Centretown areas. 

Union 613 on Somerset Street has announced that it will remain closed until at least this Friday, after a positive COVID-19 test in its bubble. 

Five Elgin Street establishments have also temporarily shut their doors.

Lieutenant's Pump is briefly closing its doors after someone in its bubble came into contact with the virus. Restaurant staff are in the process of getting tested and anyone who may have been affected is being notified.  


Friends and Family of The Lieutenant’s Pump, Due to the sensitive nature of Covid-19 and respect for our patrons; effective immediately The Lieutenants Pump will be briefly closing it’s doors. We have acknowledged that someone close to our bubble has come in contact with Covid-19. We take our responsibility to the public, and our team, very seriously and have your very best interest in mind. For this reason, we will not be taking any risks. With our action plan already in effect, we will follow through to test and clear our team so we can get back to serving you safely. Those who we believe may be affected will be notified as a courtesy and a precaution. We will open our doors when we can ensure the health and safety of not only our staff, but our amazing guests who have stood by us throughout the pandemic. We’re in this together, The Lieutenant's Pump

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Al's Steakhouse has also been forced to close its doors for the time being, saying a case of COVID-19 could have an impact on the safety of restaurant operations.

Deacon Brodies Pub, St. Louis Bar and Grill and the Elgin Street Beer Project are also closed due to possible exposure. 

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