After the Olympic Village’s Craft Beer Market temporarily closed yesterday we spoke with their Corporate marketing manager, Alison Robertson, to get the full story.
Global and other media are reporting that you closed because of norovirus, but your statement says this has not been confirmed.
No, norovirus has not been confirmed, we’re working with Vancouver Coastal Health to determine the root cause. We heard that term ‘norovirus’ being used in the media and our understanding is that the symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea, which are common flu symptoms are the same symptoms of norovius – but that strain typically lasts about 72 hours as opposed to 24 hours. But that cause has not been determined yet.
Also there seems to be confusion around whether you closed voluntarily or were closed due to an order.
Vancouver Coastal Health came down yesterday and spoke to our chef, at that time, no closure order was issued but we closed the doors as a precautionary measure on their advice anyway. Then, later in the day, after we’d closed we did receive a temporary closure notice.
Has this happened before?
We’ve never had to deal with this before; […]