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Browns Socialhouse cites COVID-19 for temporary closure

But there is no COVID-19 outbreak linked to the restaurant on Interior Health’s website, nor are there any COVID-19-related workplace closures anywhere in the health authority’s region.
Browns Socialhouse
Browns Socialhouse is located in the Summit Shopping Centre on Columbia Street, between Notre Dame and Summit drives.

A popular restaurant in Sahali has closed temporarily due to what it calls “COVID-19 concerns,” but it is unclear what those concerns entail.

Browns Socialhouse in the Summit Shopping Centre posted its closure notice on its Facebook page.

“As you are aware, British Columbia is in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” the post reads. “Due to COVID-19 concerns, and in the best interest of our guest and staff health and safety, we have made the very difficult decision to temporarily close.

“We are working closely with the Interior Health Authority and will update you when we will be re-opening. These are extremely difficult and unprecedented times, but we stand strong and are determined to be a thriving business in the Kamloops and surrounding region community.”

There is no COVID-19 outbreak linked to the restaurant on Interior Health’s website, nor are there any COVID-19-related workplace closures anywhere in the health authority’s region.

Kamloops is not considered a hot spot for the virus as the vast majority of new cases in Interior Health are concentrated in the Kelowna area.

That is why the provincial government last week instituted new mask and other mandates for the Kelowna area.

Calls to the restaurant are answered by a recording that does not mention the temporary closure and one that seems to date back to when there were capacity restrictions still in place in restaurants.

Those limitations were lifted on July 1.