Delta McDonald’s closed after two employees test positive for COVID-19

McDonald’s Canada has shut down a Delta location after two employees reported they had tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement issued Friday evening by McDonald’s Canada, they said out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made immediately to shut down the restaurant located at 1285 Cliveden Ave. for a thorough cleaning and sanitization by a certified third party.

“We are working to ensure we reopen safely, as we know our guests depend on their local McDonald’s and we are committed to doing our part to help our communities,” said McDonald’s Canada in a statement. “All crew members who may have been in close contact with the employees have been asked to self-quarantine until further information is available. 

“For any guests who may have visited the restaurant on Sept. 11 or Sept. 14, please take directions from the experts at the BC Centre for Disease Control by visiting their website at: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19.”

McDonald’s Canada went onto say, in addition to our existing high standards of cleanliness, restaurants continue to demonstrate our Safety+ commitment, which includes enhanced safety measures to ensure every part of the McDonald’s experience is safe for our guests and employees.

These measures include:

* Hand sanitizer dispensers available inside the restaurant

* High-touch surfaces and guest tables will be kept clean and sanitized

* Floor markers to help guests keep their distance from one other

* Front counters are fitted with protective screens

* Clearly marked tables for dine-in to respect physical distancing

* The number of guests permitted inside a restaurant at one time will be limited based on restaurant size. This also applies to outdoor seating spaces

* Employees will wear gloves for taking payment and serving guests, and wear masks at all times while working in the restaurant. For everyone’s safety, we encourage guests to wear a mask or face covering when using our premises. In certain regions, masks or face coverings must be worn where required by public health authorities

* Contactless payment options are available at the restaurant, and guests can also order using the McDonalds mobile app and pay on their phone

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.

 “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 as soon as we can,” said McDonald’s Canada.

This is the fifth McDonald’s to temporarily close due to COVID-19 cases.

Last week, the McDonald’s at 8586 120th Street location in Surrey was closed, as well as the location in the 7200-block Kingsway, Burnaby.

 

On Sept. 1, McDonald’s temporarily closed its 8100-block Alderbridge Way location in Richmond and in early July, McDonald’s closed its restaurant on 56th Ave. near 180 Street in Surrey.

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