Toronto McDonald's closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Aug 18 2020, 5:57 am

An employee at a Mcdonald’s location in Toronto has tested positive for COVID-19 and the restaurant has been closed for thorough cleaning.

On Monday, the employee from the 1900 Eglinton Avenue East location had reported that they tested positive for the virus after working their last shift on August 16, just a day before.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to immediately shut down the restaurant for a thorough cleaning and sanitization by a certified third party,” said McDonalds Canada.

“We are working to ensure our timeline to reopen happens as quickly and safely as possible as we know our guests depend on their local McDonald’s, and we are committed to doing our part to help our communities.”

The employee had worked from 6 am to 2 pm and all other employees who had been in close contact have been asked to self-quarantine until further notice.

“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.

According to McDonald’s, they’ve added more to their existing cleanliness standards including hand sanitizer dispensers in the restaurant, floor markers to indicate the distance between customers, front counters with protective screens, and customer capacity limits, among other additions.

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