The McDonald’s restaurant located at 650, boul. Roland-Therrien has temporarily closed its doors after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. He reported it to his employer on September 22.
The closure will allow for in-depth cleaning and sanitation by a certified expert. “We are working to reopen as quickly and safely as possible and we are determined to do our part to help communities,” said the fast food chain, in a statement.
All employees who may have been in close contact with the employee were asked to self-isolate until further information was released.
The employee’s last shift was September 20, 5:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Any customer who has frequented the restaurant on September 20 is invited to follow guidelines from public health experts.
The chain ensures that it follows “very rigorous” standards of cleanliness and that it has security measures in place for customers and employees. It lists, among other things, disinfectant dispensers, frequently touched surfaces and tables in the dining room that are clean and sanitized at all times, the number of customers limited by the size of the restaurant, the wearing of gloves by employees to receive payments and serving customers, as well as wearing a mask at all times.
This is the fifth time since May that the restaurateur has notified the media of a temporary closure of an establishment in Longueuil or Saint-Lambert due to COVID-19 in. The restaurant located on chemin de Chambly, at the corner of boul. Jacques-Cartier, has also had to close twice, in May and June.