Today, April 17, an employee from the McDonald’s location at 510 Hazeldean Road has reported that they have tested positive for COVID-19.
A press release from McDonald’s Canada stated, “local health authorities confirmed this report.”
The employee last worked on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All employees who may have been in contact with the employee have been asked to self-quarantine until further notice.
Customers who may have visited the restaurant on April 12 are asked to consult with Ottawa Public Health by visiting the website https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/index.aspx.
“Out of an abundance of caution, McDonald’s Canada made the decision to immediately shut down the restaurant for a thorough cleaning and sanitation by third party cleaning experts WINMAR.”
Getting in contact with Ryma Boussoufa, the External Communications Manager of Corporate Relations with McDonald’s Canada, she told us that, “the owner-operators are fantastic – always keeping their people and guests at the core of everything they do!”
“We continue to work with the local health authorities to support our people and our guests and will update this statement as more information is available for health authorities.”
The restaurant will re-open once the direction has been given by local health authorities.