COVID-19 in Metro Vancouver: Staff member at McDonald's in Surrey tests positive for coronavirus

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      A Surrey fast-food joint is reported to have temporarily shut down after an employee tested positive.

      A staff member at McDonald’s on 56th Avenue near 180th Street in the Cloverdale area of Surrey reported that they tested positive for COVID-19 today (July 7), according to News 1130.

      The individual last worked a shift at the location from 12 to 4 p.m. on July 1.

      Any staff members who came into contact with the individual is being asked to quarantine themselves. Anyone who visited the location during that time should monitor themselves for symptoms.

      Anyone who develops symptoms should isolate themselves immediately and call 811 or contact healthcare for testing.

      McDonald's Canada informed News 1130 that the restaurant is undergoing a sanitization process and will reopen when possible.

      This incident follows three potential COVID-19 exposure events that took place at nightlife venues in Vancouver over the past two weeks, which involved individuals who were at these locations testing positive for the coronavirus. Two were at strip clubs—Brandi's Exotic Show Lounge and the No. 5 Orange—and the third was at the bar and nightclub at Hotel Belmont in Downtown Vancouver. 

      For more information about COVID-19, visit the B.C. Centre for Disease Control website.

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