Mississauga McDonald's employee tests positive for COVID-19

Oct 20 2020, 6:32 am

An employee at a McDonald’s location in the GTA has tested positive for coronavirus this week and the restaurant shut down in response.

According to McDonald’s Canada, one of its employees at a Mississauga restaurant, 5995 Mavis Road, has tested positive for COVID-19.

All employees that had been in close contact with the employee have been asked to self-quarantine at this time.

The employee had last worked on October 18-19 from 11 pm to 7 am.

To ensure everyone’s safety, the restaurant has decided to shut down for a thorough cleaning and sanitization.

“In addition to our existing high standards of cleanliness, restaurants continue to demonstrate our Safety+ commitment, which includes enhanced safety measures to ensure every part of the McDonald’s experience is safe for our guests and employees,” said the fast-food chain in a statement.

It has since reopened on October 20 for morning service.

The restaurant asks that anyone who has visited the location on October 18 and 19, to take directions from the Ontario Public Health website.

Last week, a Toronto McDonald’s had also reported a positive COVID-19 case, also resulting in a temporary closure.

“Maintaining the health and well-being of our crew and guests is our top priority, and we will continue to monitor and adapt measures, where necessary,” said McDonald’s.

“We continue to work with local health authorities to support our people and our guests, and look forward to getting back to serving our community.”

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