The Tim Hortons at Princess Street and Centennial Drive was temporarily closed due to an employee case of COVID-19, says Tim Hortons. The case has also now been confirmed by KFL&A Public Health.
“We can confirm the Tim Hortons restaurant located at 2435 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario temporarily closed on September 28th after we were informed of a COVID-19 case at this restaurant,” said the Tim Hortons media team in an email response to Kingstonist inquiries.
Tim Hortons says the affected team member’s last shift was on September 19th. “This team member and those who worked with them are self-isolating for 14 days and will be supported through Tim Hortons corporate and restaurant owner COVID-19 compensation fund to make up for any lost wages,” said Tim Hortons.
Tim Hortons says that, following public health guidelines, the restaurant has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. The restaurant has now reopened and is serving guests through the drive thru until a full set of team members can return.
KFL&A Public Health is currently actively investigating this matter and conducting contact tracing.
While other local Tim Hortons locations were also closed or operating with reduced service at approximately the same time, those closures were unrelated to COVID-19. “The other locations…are undergoing general maintenance due to upgrades and one due to sewage issues,” clarified Tim Hortons management. The drive-thrus at two locations (Bath and Collins Bay Road, and Gardiners and Days Road) were closed for signage upgrades, while the location at the corner of Princess and MacDonnell Street was closed to undergo plumbing work.