COVID CLOSURE: Mashiko reports ‘exposure to a family member’

Another West Seattle restaurant has announced a temporary closure. Just posted by Mashiko in The Junction:

Unfortunately Mashiko will be closing temporarily. We have had a COVID exposure to a family member and will not reopen until everyone gets tested and the results come back negative. Stay safe everyone and hopefully we will see you soon.

Thanks for the tips on this. It’s at least the fourth local restaurant with a temporary closure since Sunday (after Talarico’s, Zeeks, and Haymaker).

4 Replies to "COVID CLOSURE: Mashiko reports 'exposure to a family member'"

  • onion November 12, 2020 (2:10 pm)

    These announcements seem to have become a daily event. That does not bode well. How does anyone going for a dine in meal, or any wait staff for dine in service, believe they aren’t putting themselves and family at risk?

  • HS November 12, 2020 (2:34 pm)

    Ugh. I think that is four WS businesses in the last few days (including the food bank). 

    • WSB November 12, 2020 (2:56 pm)

      Four restaurants, as noted in this story, plus the Food Bank. And another reminder, businesses are not required to disclose or close, so that’s just the ones we know about.

      • onion November 12, 2020 (4:13 pm)

        Your point is well taken, WSB, but concerning. On one hand I do not wish any busy harm and I respect peoples’ right to privacy. But more transparency about where covid is showing up would underscore how important distancing, masks, and other protective measures are.  As hard as hunkering down and isolating further will be during the holidays, that’s exactly what my wife and I are planning.

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