COVID-19 has changed the way that we do things. May of us are following directions from those that are educated in the subject and as compliance requests have adapted to the level of threat over the last few months, we must change with the times. The most recent attempt to reduce the spread of the virus, Alberta Health Services has a new limit on gatherings in the Edmonton zone for the month of November. A mandatory 15 person limit on social and family get togethers has now been enforced and this reduces the number of people that can be in our banquet halls at any given time. Santa Maria Goretti Centre will do our best to update our clients on the changes as they happen while supplying alternative options for your event needs.
As for Sunday Pranzo, we are unable to accommodate walk ins and for the time being, we will be moving to bookings by reservations only. There will be some weeks that we have to cancel this special meal or upcoming events due to low attendance numbers or if our staff show signs of the flu. We have a small crew on hand and we want to take care of our employees and the community, so doing the right thing may not be ideal for everyone. For that, we apologize.
This is a very tough time for us and many other businesses as we are feeling the pressure from the lack of foot traffic and income due to this pandemic. As we move towards the holiday season and into the new year, we encourage that you spend your hard earned dollars where it counts and support local businesses and initiatives.
Thank you for your understanding, patience and support during this time.
Hang In There. Image created by Ayşegül Altınel. Submitted for United Nations Global Call Out To Creatives – help stop the spread of COVID-19.