A downtown Chatham restaurant will be closed for two weeks after being exposed to COVID-19.
Mamma Maria’s Ristorante, located at 231 King Street West, announced the news on social media on Friday evening, October 30, 2020 at 9:11 p.m.
“We regret to inform you that we have been exposed to COVID-19,” the restaurant said on their Facebook page.
“We are working closely with the Chatham-Kent Health Board, who have informed us of this exposure. Anyone who may have been exposed has been notified and all proper testing and/or isolation is being done.”
Mamma Maria’s officials said “for the health and safety of our staff and patrons” they made the decision to be proactive in this matter and close the restaurant for two weeks.
“We will reopen Friday, November 13,” Mamma Maria’s officials say.
“We thank you for your continued support during this crisis and we look forward to serving our community again soon. Stay safe.”
CK Public Health officials have not posted any details about the situation at Mamma Maria’s.
On Friday, CK Public Health officials said there are now 32 active COVID-19 cases, one active outbreak at a place of worship and one active outbreak in a congregate setting in Chatham-Kent.
17 of the active cases are linked to an outbreak in a community setting, 10 are linked to close contact, two are connected to an outbreak in a congregate setting, one is related to travel, one is unknown and one is pending.
The total number of cases in Chatham-Kent sits at 410.
CK Public Health officials say three people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent.
Details about the active outbreak at a place of worship have not been released by public health officials.
However, the Blenheim Word of Life Church announced, in a social media post, that they were closing for two weeks due to one of their church families testing positive for COVID-19.
There are zero institutional or school outbreaks.
To date, 375 people have recovered from the virus in Chatham-Kent, while three people have died.
A total of 36,229 tests for the virus have been completed to date.
CK Public Health is not slated to provide an update on their statistics until Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
To view the full ‘current situation’ page from CK Public Health, click here.
For more information about COVID-19, residents are asked to visit
http://www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19 or call the CK Public Health COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ex. 1900.