The Dog House Restaurant
(photo via The Dog House Restaurant Facebook)

A popular restaurant in Duncan announced on Friday that they will temporarily close their doors due to a positive case of COVID-19.

The Dog House Restaurant, a family-owned-and-operated establishment, said one employee tested positive last week.

While they have been informed that the case is low-risk and the restaurant could continue operations, Dog House posted on their Facebook page that they felt it best to close their doors.

The closure is set to last until at least January 25th.

“Closing voluntarily has been a difficult decision,” the Dog House Restaurant stated.

“We feel that to continue being an industry leader in the Valley, it is a sacrifice we must make to remain transparent with the community and our staff to ensure their health and safety.”

The restaurant, which has operated in the Cowichan Valley since 1954, emphasized that the closure was not mandated by health authorities and was a voluntary decision.

“Thank you for your continued support,” they added. “We look forward to continuing to serve the community when it is safe to do so.”

Subscribe to the Victoria Buzz newsletter to receive the latest news, events and more directly to your inbox. Every day.