Hansel & Gretel’s Candy Company in Chemainus is closed for two weeks, at least, amid rising COVID-19 cases. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Hansel & Gretel’s Candy Company in Chemainus is closed for two weeks, at least, amid rising COVID-19 cases. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Candy store in Chemainus closes among rising COVID cases

Two-week circuit breaker planned to hopefully help bend the curve

Two businesses in Chemainus owned by the Yeagers are temporarily closed until Dec. 2.

Ward and Kathy Yeager made the difficult decision pertaining to Hansel & Gretel’s Candy Company and Christmas in Chemainus amid rising COVID-19 cases on the Island.

“This decision was out of our safety consideration for our elderly parents whom we are supporting, our staff and our community,” noted Kathy Yeager.

“Case numbers are just getting too close for comfort and we hope a two-week circuit breaker close will assist in bending the curve down.”

Yeager thanked all customers for understanding.

“We appreciate your continued support of our small businesses. Stay safe everyone.”

Hansel & Gretel’s did the same thing previously in March, closing the business at the outset of the pandemic.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced a mandatory mask requirement Nov. 19 for all indoor and retail spaces in the province.

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Sign on the door of Hansel & Gretel’s Candy Company. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sign on the door of Hansel & Gretel’s Candy Company. (Photo by Don Bodger)