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Downtown Kingston McDonalds closed after two employees positive for COVID-19

Update (Friday, Nov. 13, 2020):

KFL&A Public Health has declared an outbreak at the McDonald’s at 285 Princess Street in downtown Kingston on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.

Original article:

A McDonalds restaurant in downtown Kingston has closed as a precaution after two employees tested positive for COVID-19, according to the company.

“On November 11 an employee from 285 Princess Street in Kingston reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to immediately shut down the restaurant for a thorough cleaning and sanitization by a certified third party.”

The restaurant reopened on Thursday morning and resumed regular business hours, but re-closed later in the day after a second employee indicated they had also tested positive for COVID-19.

“An additional employee from 285 Princess Street in Kingston has reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. Following guidance from KFL&A Public Health, the decision was made to temporarily close the McDonald’s restaurant located at 285 Princess Street in Kingston earlier today. We will 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,” the company said.

McDonalds Canada said that all crew members who may have been in close contact with the employees have been asked to self-quarantine until further information is available.

The first employee to test positive worked their last shift on November 6 from 1:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For any guests who may have visited the restaurant on November 6, McDonald’s suggests taking direction from the experts at Ontario Public Health by visiting
their website at
https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus

“We continue to work with local health authorities to support our people and our guests. 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,” the company said.

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