As the GTA re-enters the Grey Zone, McDonald’s continues to report employees testing positive for COVID-19 in the past few days.
According to the fast-food chain, an employee at the 4435 Kingston Road location in Scarborough has reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19 on March 8. They had last worked on March 5.
The same day, an employee at the 235 Castle Oaks Crossing location in Brampton reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 4.
The next day, on March 9, an employee at the 2870 Eglinton Avenue East location in Scarborough was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 6.
In Toronto, an employee at the 1735 Danforth Avenue location was reported to have tested positive for the virus on March 9 and had last worked on March 7.
On March 9, an employee at the 7431 Kingston Road location was also reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 7.
In the span of a week, eight cases have been reported across the GTA.
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.