17 Toronto area McDonald's employees test positive for COVID-19

Apr 7 2021, 9:40 am

McDonald’s Canada has updated its COVID-19 advisory page and has listed employee-positive cases in the span of over a week.

According to the fast-food company’s page, 17 McDonald’s locations have reported at least one of their employees testing positive for the virus.

On March 26, two employees, one at the 630 Keele Street location and the other at 1045 Pape Avenue, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 24 to March 25 and the other on March 22.

On March 27, an employee at the 10565 Bramalea Road location in Brampton was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 23.

On March 28, an employee at the 1383 16th Avenue East location in Richmond Hill was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on March 24.

On March 31, an employee at 3140 Rutherford Road in Vaughan was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 26.

On April 1, another employee at the 630 Keele Street location also was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 29.

On April 2, an employee at 10565 Bramalea Road in Brampton, the same location as the March 27 case, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 30.

On April 3, two employees, one at 675 Yonge Street in Toronto and the other at 160 Sandalwood Parkway East in Brampton, were reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 31 and April 3, respectively.

On April 4, an employee at 3140 Rutherford Road in Vaughan was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on April 1.

On April 5, a total of five cases were reported in the GTA, 2701 Lawrence Avenue East in Scarborough, 4535 Highway 7 in Woodbridge, 3320 Steeles Avenue in Concord and 351o Derry Road East in Mississauga.

The last days the employees had worked were on April 2 for the Scarborough and Woodbridge locations and April 1 for the last two, Concord and Mississauga.

On April 6, an employee at the 1890 Avenue Road location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 1.

The same day, on April 6, an employee at the 5636 Glen Erin Drive location in Mississauga was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on April 1.

On April 6, an employee at the 2781 Dufferin Street location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on April 2.

Anyone who visited an affected McDonald’s is asked to take directions from Ontario Public Health.

“While continuing to operate in line with guidance from public health authorities and all levels of government, we remain committed to the safety of the communities we serve in order to meet the needs of the many Canadians who rely on us for food and beverages,” said the restaurant on its website.

McDonald’s Canada says their restaurants have implemented enhanced safety measures, including having hand sanitizer dispensers available, keeping high-touch surfaces and tables sanitized, and making masks mandatory for all staff.

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