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Kelowna's Browns Socialhouse reopens after closure due to potential COVID-19 exposure

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July 25, 2020 - 2:46 PM

A Kelowna restaurant has reopened its doors after shutting them temporarily due to a possible COVID-19 exposure.

Browns Socialhouse, at 100-1544 Harvey Ave, shut down after Interior Health announced customers may have been exposed to the virus on July 13 or from July 16-19 following a series of private parties and gatherings that happened around Canada Day.

READ MORE: Browns Socialhouse in Kelowna possible COVID-19 exposure site

"We are pleased to announce that we have been working diligently, openly and incredibly hard to mitigate what turned out to be a single isolated COVID-19 risk. Interior Health has commended us on our handling of the situation and for closing our doors while we completed our due diligence. We worked with them to create the safest possible environment for our return and they are thrilled that we took a different approach," according to the restaurant in a Facebook statement.

The restaurant has reopened with modified hours today, July 25, from 12-8 p.m. and has also conducted an extra sanitization process from a professional cleaning company when it was closed.

"We also think it's important to mention that Interior Health has amended any risk days downward substantially and won't be completing any calls to patrons as they deem it unnecessary given the circumstances," the post reads.

The Train Station Pub also reopened with additional safety measures in place this week after it closed its restaurant section due to a possible COVID-19 exposure, according to its Facebook page. Rustic Reel Brewing Co. reported that its staff members have tested negative for the virus and has since reopened this week after initially closing temporarily as staff members were at places with known COVID-19 cases, according to the restaurant's Facebook page.

Interior Health has reported a total of 319 COVID-19 cases so far during the pandemic with four new cases reported yesterday, July 24.


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