McDonald’s employee in Saskatoon tests positive for the coronavirus

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McDonald’s Canada says it temporarily closed one of its locations in Saskatoon after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The employee works at the 1803 Idylwyld Dr. N. location.

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McDonald’s said it was informed on Tuesday that the employee had tested positive.

The individual last worked on Sept. 20 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., the company said.

All employees who may have been in close contact with their coworker have been asked to self-quarantine by McDonald’s until further information is available.

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McDonald’s said it immediately closed the restaurant “out of an abundance of caution” and performed a “thorough cleaning and sanitization by a certified third party.”

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The located re-opened at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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