McDonald’s temporarily closes Saskatoon location after employee tests positive for COVID-19

A McDonald’s location in Saskatoon has temporarily closed after a coronavirus case in a staff member.

McDonald’s said it was informed on Nov. 13 that the employee at the 3510 8th St. E. restaurant, in front of The Centre mall, tested positive for COVID-19.

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The employee last worked on Nov. 9 from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

All staff who may have been in contact with the employee have been asked by McDonald’s to self-quarantine until more information is available.

Customers should self-monitor and contact HealthLine 811 if they develop COVID-19 symptoms.

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The company said it made the decision to close the location out of an “abundance of caution.”

A thorough cleaning and sanitization is being undertaken by a certified third party, McDonald’s said in a statement.

McDonald’s said it is working to ensure a safe re-opening, but did not say when it expects the restaurant to re-open.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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