3 Port Coquitlam Earls employees tested positive for COVID-19


VANCOUVER – Three employees at Earls Restaurant in Port Coquitlam have tested positive for COVID-19, the company says. Individuals are now self-isolating in their homes, Earls Restaurants said in a statement Monday.

“All staff were temperature checked upon arrival at the restaurant, showed no symptoms and wore the appropriate PPE,” said a statement from Earls Restaurants.

The company says it works closely with Fraser Health and has been told it is prudent to stay open because the risk to the public is low.

To be on the safe side, the company says, Earls has decided to temporarily close this location to allow for “complete deep remediation.”

The company did not specify the jobs the workers tested positive held or exactly when they tested positive for the virus.

A post on the company’s website says that the Port Coquitlam location does not currently offer lunch pickup or delivery.

Monday’s update from health officials in British Columbia showed a significant increase in positive cases of the virus, with 102 new cases recorded since Friday.


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