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McDonald's closes 2 locations in Toronto and Etobicoke due to COVID-19 cases

Last Updated Oct 10, 2020 at 10:57 am EDT

This Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, photo shows a McDonald's sign in Salt Lake City. McDonald's Canada says it will start importing beef as Canada's beef supply chain struggles amid COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer

McDonald’s Canada says it has closed two of its Toronto locations after employees tested positive for COVID-19.

McDonald’s says an employee at its store located at 1530 Albion Road in Etobicoke and another at its location at 2781 Dufferin Street in the Glen Park neighbourhood confirmed on October 9 they had tested positive for the virus.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to immediately shut down the restaurant for a thorough cleaning and sanitization by a certified third party,” the fast-food chain said in a pair of separate releases.

McDonald’s says the employee at the Albion location last worked at the store on October 3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. while the employee at the Dufferin store last worked on October 7 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Workers at both locations who may have been in close contact with those employees have been asked to self-quarantine for an undetermined period.

Customers who may have visited either location during the times the infected employees were present are asked to contact public health for further instructions.