Steinbach Smitty’s closed after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

By | August 2, 2020

WINNIPEG — A Smitty’s in Steinbach has closed its doors after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

In a social media post, the owners of the restaurant said a part-time server contracted the virus. The owners said she has not been in the restaurant since July 27 and is currently self-isolating while contact tracing takes place.

“She was a-symptomatic but went for a test when she came into contact with a family member that tested positive,” said Jim Weidinger, president of Smitty’s Canada. “As per our team protocol she immediately self-isolated and had herself tested.”

All staff are being tested and the restaurant will remain closed for disinfection.


A Boston Pizza in Steinbach also shut its doors on Saturday.

According to the chain’s website, the restaurant is closed until August 7.

CTV News has reached out to the franchise for more details.

A spokesperson for the province tells CTV News that more information will be made available if public health deems there to be a public health risk.

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