Positive COVID-19 case prompts closure of Kingston Centre McDonald’s

A staff member at a second McDonald’s location in Kingston has tested positive for COVID-19. This comes one day after the downtown Kingston McDonald’s location on Princess Street identified two positive cases of the virus.

On November 13 an employee from the McDonald’s located at 705 Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard in Kingston reported that they tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release from McDonald’s Canada dated Friday Nov. 13, 2020.

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, according to the release. McDonald’s says they are working to ensure they reopen safely.

According to the release, all crew members who may have been in close contact with the employee have been asked to self-quarantine until further information is available. McDonald’s says the employee worked their last shift on November 10 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:15 a.m.

For any guests who may have visited the restaurant on November 10 please take directions 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

McDonald’s says they have increased safety measures to ensure every part of the McDonald’s experience is safe for guests and employees. These measures include:

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

In the release McDonald’s says maintaining the health and well-being of their crew and guests is their top priority, and they will continue to monitor and adapt measures, where necessary.

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