Hamilton restaurant reopens after COVID-19 scare

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Published September 29, 2020 at 7:24 pm

After voluntarily closing its doors for three days, CIMA Enoteca at the corner of Melbourne and Locke St in Hamilton reopened Tuesday (Sept. 29).

After voluntarily closing its doors for three days, CIMA Enoteca at the corner of Melbourne and Locke St in Hamilton reopened Tuesday (Sept. 29).

The modern Italian eatery said they closed as a precaution.

“The closure was voluntary due to a staff member having come in close contact with someone who had tested positive,” said CIMA management in an email to inthehammer.com. “This staff member immediately got tested and isolated. We closed the restaurant by our own decision as we awaited the test result. ”

CIMA says the staff member tested negative for the virus and says the individual will continue to isolate for 14 days.

“We apologize if we scared or worried anyone,” posted CIMA to Instagram. “Regardless, the restaurant was professionally disinfected and we are ready to continue normal serve…”.

Hamilton Public Health was never directly involved except for some consultation, according to the restaurant.

Meanwhile, there have been 1,150 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton since the virus was first reported here in March.

According to data updated by the City of Hamilton, there are nine newly confirmed cases of the virus since Monday when it was last updated.

There have been 46 COVID-19-related deaths in the community and 1,002 local cases (87 per cent) have been resolved.

The City’s website says that there are believed to be 102 known active cases in the community.

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