Square Enix Cafe Osaka Temporarily Closed After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Square Enix Cafe Osaka Closed

The Square Enix Cafe Osaka location will be temporarily closed after an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. While the official statement released by Square Enix mentions that said employee has not worked since August 8, they will be closing their store. An official re-opening date was not mentioned in their statement, but an announcement will come once the location is ready to open their doors again. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

In Square Enix’s official statement, they mention that the employee had tested positive for COVID-19 on August 18, 2020. Square Enix goes on to say that said employee had complied with measures to prevent the spreading of COVID-19, such as wearing a mask and disinfecting their hands. They will be taking the appropriate measures to make sure that the location is properly disinfected.

Square Enix also enclosed a link to a page that outlined all of the safety precautions they have been taking at their Square Enix Cafe locations. As of right now, the Square Enix Osaka location is the only Cafe that is closed.

Additionally, Square Enix will be offering refunds on reservations that have been made during this period. The Square Enix Cafe in Osaka currently has a SINoALICE collaboration underway. During this time fans of the mobile game could eat SINoALICE themed foods and purchase exclusive Square Enix Cafe SINoALICE merchandise.

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