Applebee’s and Tabouli added to Windsor-Essex COVID-19 possible exposure list
Windsor Essex County Health Unit in Windsor, Ont., on April 6, 2020. (Bob Bellacicco / CTV Windsor)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- Two restaurants in the region have been added to the Windsor Essex County Health Unit’s possible COVID-19 exposure list.
The health unit reports a possible exposure at the Applebee’s at 2187 Huron Church Road in Windsor on Nov. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 21 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tabouli by Eddy’s Restaurant at 1614 Lesperance Road in Tecumseh had a potential exposure on Nov. 17 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Nov. 21 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“Providing a safe and welcoming environment for our guests and our team members is our top priority at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar,” said a statement from Tim LeBlanc, Vice President, Dineapple Franchise an Applebee’s franchisee. “We can confirm a potential exposure at 2187 Huron Church Rd, Unit 240, Windsor, ON. A team member who last worked November 22 has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in self-quarantine.”
LeBlanc said out of an abundance of caution, the restaurant was closed for deep cleaning on Nov. 23.
“The restaurant has mandatory daily safety protocols in place every day including team member health and temperature checks prior to each shift, mandatory face mask use for all team members and managers, thorough cleaning and disinfecting throughout every shift and a dining room and bar adhering to social distancing at all times,” added LeBlanc.
WECHU says the possible exposure is considered “low risk”, but as a precaution is asking anyone who visited the locations on the identified dates to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the date of exposure.
CTV News has also reached out to Tabouli for comment.