Toronto McDonald's Shuts Down After Worker Tests Positive For COVID-19
The employee worked their last shift on April 28.
If you've recently visited a McDonald's in North York, you are now being asked to follow the advice of Ontario Public Health. The fast-food restaurant has confirmed to Narcity that one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19 this week. The Toronto McDonald's COVID-19 case has forced the location to shut its doors for cleaning.
External Communications Manager, Ryma Boussoufs, told Narcity that an employee from the 2 Ingram Drive location had tested positive for the coronavirus.
The last time that the employee was in for a shift was on April 28 from 6:05 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., she confirmed.
Now, the location has immediately shut down and the date for when the McDonald's location will be back in business is still unknown.
"Out of an abundance of caution, McDonald's Canada made the decision to immediately shut down the restaurant for a thorough cleaning and sanitation by 3rd party cleaning experts," Boussoufs wrote in an email.
"The restaurant will reopen once the direction has been given by local health authorities."
It was also confirmed to Narcity that all crew members who have been in close contact with the individual have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The location is now asking any guests who visited the McDonald's to follow the instructions of public health officials, which includes taking the government's self-assessment test.
This isn't the only Ontario location that has had to shut its doors recently.
AMcDonald's closed immediately after discovering that an employee had tested positive for the virus two weeks ago.
A McDonald's in Hamilton was also forced to shut down after an employee to get out of work.
The worker, who was charged with fraud, was reported to have forged a doctor not claiming that she had the coronavirus.
The location that she worked at immediately closed their doors in attempts to protect the safety of both their workers and customers.
According to the government of Ontario, the province is currently dealing with 16,187 cases of COVID-19.
Out of these cases, 10,205 have been resolved, while 1,082 deaths have been reported.