A worker at a McDonald's location in Vancouver has recently been confirmed as having the coronavirus (COVID-19).
McDonald's Canada posted the new case to its online tracker on March 13, indicating the following affected restaurant in the province:
- 2095 West 41st Ave, Vancouver: Last day the restaurant employee worked was March 10.
This McDonald's location, situated in Kerrisdale on the corner of West 41st Ave and East Blvd, is not considered a public exposure risk by Vancouver Coastal Health. Over the weekend, however, VCH did issue two public exposure warnings for pubs in Vancouver, concerning the Bimini Beer Hall and The Blarney Stone.
On March 8, the corporate office of the fast-food giant indicated a restaurant employee at its location at Robson and Bidwell in Vancouver had been confirmed as having the virus. That restaurant worker's last shift was on March 4.
Currently, McDonald's Canada is listing four restaurants in British Columbia with infected employees, of which three are in Vancouver. The fourth affected location is in Chilliwack, in the Fraser Health region.
McDonald's Canada says it has "maintained a commitment to remain transparent in our communications, so that restaurant employees and guests are informed and can contact their local public health authorities for directions, if needed."
"For any guests who may have visited the restaurant and have questions, please take directions from your local public health experts," says McDonald's Canada.