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

Mar 23 2021, 11:39 am

As Toronto remains in 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 675 Yonge Street location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 on March 14. They had last worked on March 11.

On March 14, an employee at the 13233 Yonge Street location in Richmond Hill was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 12.

On March 17, an employee at the 1890 Avenue Road location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 14.

The same day, an employee at the 630 Keele Street location was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on March 14.

On March 18, an employee at the 3140 Rutherford Road location in Vaughan was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 13.

On March 20, an employee at the 85 Ellesmere Road location in Scarborough was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 16.

On March 22, the 1185 Dupont Street location reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 19.

The same day, an employee at the 630 Keele Street location was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on March 19.

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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