COVID case causes closure of Slave Lake McDonald’s for cleaning

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On November 23, an employee from the Slave Lake McDonald’s restaurant reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. The company announced on Nov. 24 that the restaurant was immediately shut down for a thorough cleaning and sanitization by a certified third party.

“We are working to ensure we reopen safely,” says the release, “as we know our guests depend on their local McDonald’s, and we are committed to doing our part to help our communities.”

Crew members who may have been in close contact with the employee have been asked to self-quarantine until further information is available. The employee worked his or her last shift on November 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

For any guests, who may have visited the restaurant on November 18, McDonald’s is urging them to take direction from the experts at Alberta Health Services by visiting their website at

“Maintaining the health and well-being of our crew and guests is our top priority,” the news release continues, “and we will continue to monitor and adapt measures, where necessary.”

McDonald’s did not say how long the shut-down would last, or if it was getting all its employees tested for COVID-19.

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