Toronto McDonald's closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Nov 21 2020, 4:07 pm

A McDonald’s near Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue West has temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

On November 20, an employee from the restaurant at 2 Ingram Drive reported that they had received a positive test for the virus, McDonald’s Canada said in a news release.

They had last worked from 10:00pm on November 17 to 6:00am on November 18. Any staff members who had been in close contact with the infected individual have been asked to self-quarantine, McDonald’s said.

After being notified of the positive case, the restaurant immediately shut down and was “thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.” It has since reopened.

Anyone who visited the McDonald’s at 2 Ingram Drive on November 17 or 18 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-tough 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,” McDonald’s Canada said.

“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.”

An employee at an East York location of the fast food chain tested positive for COVID-19 on November 18, as did a staff member from a Mississauga location on November 16.

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