"This is not an easy time for us. It's tough operating during a pandemic and we are heartbroken right now."
Popular Etobicoke bakery SanRemo is closing for two weeks after some baking staff tested positive for COVID-19.
The family-run Italian bakery announced the closure on Instagram, noting the employees in the back baking department do not work when the store is operating and did not have interactions with customers.
“Some of our employees in the baking department have tested positive for COVID-19,” the owners wrote in an update. “Our father has also tested positive. We need to take some time to ensure it is not spread any further, deep clean the bakery and focus on the health of our family and employees.”
SanRemo plans to reopen on February 6 and is working with public health officials on necessary protocols.
Anyone who had contact with the employees are in isolation, the statement added.
“The last employee who tested positive who worked in the back area worked on Saturday, January 16th and adhered to all mask and COVID-19 protocols,” the bakery said in a statement.
“This is not an easy time for us,” the statement continued. “It’s tough operating during a pandemic and we are heartbroken right now.”
SanRemo is an institution in Etobicoke and best known across the city for its donuts.
Located at 374 Royal York, Natale Bozzo and his brothers opened SanRemo in 1969. He took over running the business solo in the late-90s and has since passed along operations to his children Rob, Nick and Eddie Bozzo.