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Employees at 2 Tallahassee Chipotle restaurants test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 18:28:30-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Two employees at two Chipotle restaurants in Tallahassee have tested positive for coronavirus, the company confirms to ABC 27.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed to ABC 27 that an employee at the Chipotle at 3425 Thomasville Road and the Chipotle at 1801 West Tennessee Street each had one employee test positive for the coronavirus.

Though the representative did not confirm exactly when the employees tested positive, they said the two impacted employees and all employees who had close contact, are now being quarantined for a 14-day period.

The company said that both locations were thoroughly cleaned in accordance with guidelines from the CDC, FDA, and local officials after they learned of the COVID-19 positive employees.

In a statement sent to ABC 27, the company outlined all the measures its taking to protect it's customers, citing a recent report that ranked Chipotle as "the top restaurant brand for health and safety compliance during COVID-19."

"We continue to take additional precautions to safeguard our employees and guests which include: wellness checks; air treatment systems; masks for all employees; increased sanitization of high-touch, high-traffic areas; elevated frequency of personal hygiene requirements; visible hand sanitizing stations; line markers in restaurant that separate guests by 6 feet; decals, arrows, seat maps and table tent signage; a new Steward position to manage the dining room; and a tamper evident packaging seal for delivery orders."