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Crossroads Brewing temporarily closing indoor/outdoor dining to help community fight COVID-19

CrossRoads Brewing and Distillery temporarily closing its indoor and outdoor dining to help the community battle COVID-19.

 “As everyone is aware, COVID-19 is having a devastating impact globally,” said owner Dr. Daryl Leiski. “Prince George and northern B.C. have seen increasing numbers over the past several weeks. Northern B.C. now has the highest per capita rate of COVID-19 positive infections in the province. UHNBC, our regional hospital, is becoming overwhelmed with an ICU that is operating at capacity, the hospital has an inpatient population consistently over 100 per cent of available beds. It is not just our beds and bed availability, it is our people that staff those beds.

“Our nurses, doctors, X-ray/lab techs, cleaners, support staff and administration are working with increased workloads, increased stressors and with little relief in sight. They worry about their own health and the health of their families. As a physician working within our community, I feel that we need to do what we can to help in any way possible.

“As the owner of CrossRoads, I feel that it is my responsibility to protect our community, my staff at CrossRoads,  my friends and colleagues at UHNBC and those that have and continue to support us.  Closing the restaurant for indoor/outdoor dining at a time when our health authority and our provincial health officer, Dr Bonnie Henry, is imploring people to minimize contacts and to stay at home is the right thing for CrossRoads to do at this time.  We may be the first breaker, and hopefully not alone, in a circuit breaker strategy to flatten the curve and support our health care workers and the general population.”

The temporary closure starts today, December 7.

The restaurant will continue to offer home delivery and takeout services from noon – 9pm effective December 7. 

“We want to re-open our indoor dining as early and as safely as possible,” Leiski said.

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