Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed at Tango Nuevo

Kingstonist file photo by Lucas Mulder.

Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 within Tango Nuevo.

The confirmation comes on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021, the day after the restaurant, located at 331 King Street, announced it was closing as a precautionary measure after a staff member had tested positive for the virus.

“We have just learned that on Friday, April 2, we had a confirmed case of COVID-19 among our restaurant staff. The staff member worked during the day until 5pm. In the interest of community safety, and so that our staff can isolate and be tested, we will close until Thursday, April 15,” the restaurant posted on Facebook on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021.

“Be safe. Stay well. We will see you soon!”

KFL&A Public Health is recommending that individuals who attended Tango Nuevo on Friday, Apr. 2, 2021 between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. self-isolate regardless of symptoms.

“KFL&A Public Health will provide outreach over the next few days by phone or text,” the release reads.

“We recommend that individuals affected by this exposure get tested on or after seven days from the exposure date. If you attended the restaurant on April 2, 2021 please go for testing on or after April 9, 2021. Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after the date of your last exposure (until April 16, 2021).”

This announcement also comes one day after two other downtown restaurants and bars were announced to have had COVID-19 positive cases in their establishments, a measure Public Health takes when complete contact tracing cannot be carried out. Those two other establishments are The Mansion and The Brass.

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