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

Jan 18 2021, 1:40 pm

Six Toronto McDonald’s locations have confirmed employees testing positive for COVID-19 since late last week, as more cases continue to be reported.

On January 15, an employee at a McDonald’s location at 2 Ingram Drive reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 11.

On January 16, two locations, 11 St. Clair Avenue East and 2439 Steeles Avenue East, reported two employees testing positive for the virus. One had last worked on January 13 and the other January 14, respectively.

On January 17, an employee at the 9485 Mississauga Road location in Brampton reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 12.

In Scarborough, an employee at the 4435 Kingston Road location reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 15.

On January 18, an employee at the 150 Rimrock Road location in North York reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 13.

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

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.

“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.”

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