As Halifax restaurants adjust to new COVID-19 rules, some go step further | CBC News
While some restaurant and bar owners in the Halifax area say new restrictions are tough but necessary to slow COVID-19 cases, one business is going a step further.
Starting Monday, people won’t be allowed to sit at a table with more than five people, and contact tracing information is now mandatory for patrons.
But Ivan Chan, owner and chef at The Orient on the Bedford Highway, has decided to close his restaurant’s doors for two weeks.
He said the situation around the city is too unpredictable with the dozens of possible exposure notices that have been recently announced.
“We want to make sure that the staff and our patrons are safe and do the best we can,” Chan said Saturday. “I think that is something that is more valuable than the business at this point.”
He said he hopes…