VANCOUVER – The company said Friday that an employee at a McDonald’s site in downtown Vancouver has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
McDonald’s Canada issued what it called a “proactive statement” about the incident the same day the worker reported a positive test.
The employee works on the fast food restaurant site near Davie and Cardero Streets, the last time it was 7 am-2pm on Tuesday.
McDonald’s said the site was temporarily closed due to “extensive cleaning and disinfection by an authorized third party,” but it has already reopened.
“All crew members who may have been in close contact with the employee were asked to quarantine until more information becomes available,” the company said in its statement.
The accident did not cause a public alert from Vancouver Coastal Health, nor was it listed on the Health Authority’s public exposure page.
McDonald’s Canada suggested that any customers visiting the restaurant on Tuesday should follow the advice of the BC Center for Disease Control.
The company said each site has enhanced security measures, which include protective screens in meters and capacity limits for customers. Workers also wear gloves and masks and regularly clean tables and other high-touch surfaces.