Toronto McDonald’s closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus


An employee of a McDonald’s establishment in Toronto tested positive for COVID-19 and the restaurant was closed for a thorough cleaning.The 1900 Eglinton Avenue East worker reported on Monday that he tested positive for the virus after working his last shift on August 16, just a day before.

“As a precaution, the decision was made to immediately shut down the restaurant for thorough cleaning and certified third-party disinfection,” McDonalds Canada said.

“We are working to ensure our reopening schedule runs as quickly and safely as possible, because we know our customers depend on their local McDonald’s, and we are committed to doing our part to help our communities.”

The employee had worked from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all other employees who had been in close contact were 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 as needed,” said McDonald’s of Canada.

According to McDonald’s, they 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 limits of customer capacity, among other additions.


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