3 Edmonds restaurants close after COVID-19 exposure
Also: Pancake Haus closed for month of August
Last updated 8/7/2020 at 1:12pm
Editor's note: This article has been updated with a comment from SanKai owner Ryu Nakano. Although SanKai initially reported a possible case at its location, it has amended that.
At least three Edmonds restaurants have temporarily closed due to coronavirus concerns: Chanterelle, Salt &; Iron, and SanKai.
All cite the presence of people who tested positive, or who might have tested positive, for COVID-19, in their restaurants.
"Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to close tomorrow (July 31) through Monday, Aug. 3, to give each of our staff members time to get tested while we sanitize and deep clean our entire facility," Chanterelle wrote on its Facebook page.
"Since the reopen, we've established procedures for this very scenario, and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we have thoroughly cleaned the vicinity and can do so safely."
Chanterelle will post an update Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Said SanKai owner Ryu Nakano: "We are closed because Salt & Iron might have a possible exposure, and we share a lot of common space with them. So we decided to take precautionary measures and have everyone tested. We as SanKai did not have any suspicious cases."
On Facebook, SanKai wrote that it will have its building cleaned and sanitized by a professional service, and its employees will not return to work until either a negative test result is obtained, or have undergone a two-week period of self-quarantine."
SanKai reports that it hopes to reopen Monday, Aug. 3. All staff will be tested.
Pancake Haus also closed
Pancake Haus is also closed, according to a Facebook post.
"We have made the difficult decision to shut down for the month of August or until such time that it makes sense to reopen. Governor Inslee's new rules make it even harder to thrive and carry on.
"We also don't want to put our crew in the position to have to police this. This is only a temporary situation, and as soon as it makes sense we will be back. Please be patient, we understand this may be disappointing to many of you and trust it wasn't an easy decision."