Two Dick’s Drive-In locations have closed after employees tested positive for coronavirus.
One employee, who worked at the Kent location, tested positive on October 31 after working a shift on October 28. After a deep clean of the location, Kent was reopened on November 1 with support staff from Dick’s Queen Anne location.
The opening was short-lived, however, as a separate Kent employee tested positive for coronavirus. Because several Queen Anne employees helped to support the Kent location on November 1, both locations will remain closed until further notice as staff quarantine.
Dick’s Drive-In explained in an Instagram post that there was no exposure to customers and any potentially exposed employees were quarantined immediately.
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Dear Customers, An employee of our Kent location tested positive for COVID-19 after working a shift on 10/28, requiring us to to close on 10/31. There was no exposure to customers and any potentially exposed employees were quarantined immediately. After a deep clean of that location we re-opened Kent on 11/1 with support staff from our Queen Anne location. We are sad to report that another employee at our Kent location tested positive for COVID-19 and that location will be closed until further notice. The employee was last in the building on 10/31. All employees exposed to this new positive case will quarantine immediately. We will be working closely with public health on next steps and will update you as soon as we know more. Our Queen Anne location will also remain closed until further notice as we are quarantining all staff from that location who may have been exposed to the new positive test while helping to support our Kent location. Thank you for your patience and understanding.