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Employee at McDonald's on South Monroe Street tests positive for COVID-19

Location has since reopened
Posted at 11:54 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 11:54:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — An employee at one of Tallahassee's McDonald's locations has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The company confirmed Friday that the employee who tested positive works at its South Monroe location that is located near Orange Avenue.

J.V. and Son's Incorporated confirmed said the employee is currently under medical care.

They also stated that workers who were in contact with the employee have also been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

After learning about the case the South Monroe location immediately closed to undergo a deep cleaning. Local health authorities were also notified about the coronavirus case.

At this time, the location has been reopened and employees are taking necessary safety precautions.

You can read the full statement below:

“Our highest priority is to protect the health and well-being of our employees and our customers. We recently learned that an employee at our S. Monroe restaurant in Tallahassee, FL has tested positive for the coronavirus and is currently under medical care. We have been in contact with the employee and are providing support during this time. We do not have any other cases with our organization.

As soon as we were notified of the confirmed case, we immediately closed the restaurant to thoroughly deep clean the restaurant and notified local health authorities. Additionally, we identified and reached out to all restaurant staff who had been in contact with the employee who contracted the virus. These employees have been asked to self-quarantine at home for 14 days to ensure they remain healthy before returning to work.

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our employees and our customers, and we have implemented enhancements to help ensure their well-being, including implementing wellness checks for employees, requiring all crew to wear gloves and masks, in addition to reinforcing rigorous hand washing routines. Additionally, we have installed protective barriers at the registers to minimize contact.

Our people are the heart and soul of the McDonald’s family. We are keeping this employee in our thoughts for a fast and full recovery.” - JV & Sons, Inc., McDonald’s Operators