Huron-Perth Health Unit temporarily closes restaurant in Millbank, Ont. After linked COVID-19 case

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A bakery and restaurant in Perth East has been temporarily closed by the region’s health unit after a positive case of COVID-19 associated with the company.Huron Perth public health officials said Tuesday that the Anna Mae bakery and restaurant in Millbank, Ont., Would be closed due to a public health investigation.

The risk to the public from the case was low, and health officials said the owners of the business supported the decision to shut down and were fully cooperative.

Few other details on the case have been released by the health unit.

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The business, first opened in 1978, describes itself as a “family-owned Mennonite restaurant and bakery” on its website.

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A page on the company’s website details the measures owners have taken to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, including increased sanitation, contactless pickup and plexiglass barriers.

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The health unit reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, both in East Perth. The region is home to the region’s five known active cases.

In a press release issued on Sunday, the health unit reported that the cases in Perth East were linked to the region’s Low German-speaking communities.

“All of the cases in East Perth are self-isolated and the search for contracts is being carried out with the support of leaders of the local Low German speaking community,” the health unit said.

These communities have seen an increase in cases in southwestern Ontario, including Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex.










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