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McDonald's in SE Calgary temporarily closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19


CALGARY (660 NEWS) – A McDonald’s in Calgary was temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The restaurant on 3912 Macleod Trail SE immediately shut down to undergo thorough cleaning and sanitization by a certified third party.

The restaurant has since re-opened as of November 21.

The employee last worked November 18 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m and is in self-quarantine, as well as All crew members who may have been in contact with the employee.

Alberta Health Services is asking any guests who may have visited the restaurant between those hours to please take direction from health experts and to visit their website at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/

McDonald’s has included enhanced safety measures among high standards of cleaning.

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

According to Mcdonald’s Canada, they say “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.”