Eight McDonald’s locations across the Toronto area, including Brampton and Mississauga, reported positive COVID-19 cases among its staff.
McDonald’s Canada has shared its COVID-19 advisory page, updating several cases that have been reported since December 25.
On Christmas Day, an employee at their 630 Keele Street location reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 21.
Several days later, on December 28, an employee at 345 Bloor Street East tested positive for the virus and had last worked on December 24.
That same day, an employee at the 675 Yonge Street location reported positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 26.
On December 29, an employee at 9485 Mississauga Road in Brampton tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 26.
The same day, a location close by at 9455 Mississauga Road in Brampton also reported a positive employee. They had last worked on December 28.
On December 31, an employee at 1125 Sheppard Avenue East reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 26.
Just after New Years Day, on January 2, an employee at the 1735 Kipling Avenue location reported testing positive for the virus as well. They had last worked on December 29.
On January 3, an employee at 6650 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle in Mississauga reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 31.
Anyone who visited an affected McDonald’s is asked to take directions from Ontario Public Health.
McDonald’s Canada says their restaurants have implemented a number of enhanced safety measures, including having hand sanitizer dispensers available, keeping high-touch surfaces and tables sanitized, and making masks mandatory for all staff.
“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 Canada.
“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.”