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Burnaby restaurant closes temporarily after COVID-19 case

Other Burnaby businesses are also grappling with COVID-19 exposures
A positive swab test for COVID-19. Photo: Getty Images

A Burnaby fast food restaurant was closed temporarily after one of its staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

The McDonald’s at 7229 Kingsway in the Edmonds neighbourhood had a worker test positive for coronavirus. Their last shift was on March 18 and the case meant that the restaurant was closed for cleaning.

“We regularly update the information below when we have been notified of an employee confirmed case of COVID-19 in our restaurants which results in a restaurant closure for cleaning and sanitization by a certified third party company, by province or territory, in the last 14 days,” reads a statement by McDonald’s about how it handles cases involving workers.

Two other Burnaby businesses are grappling with fresh COVID-19 cases – with customers being warned to watch for symptoms.

In the Metrotown area, Wholesale Club, 5335 Kingsway, Burnaby has had a case discovered involving one of their staff members. The last day the team member worked was on March 23.

Fraser Health has also issued a warning about a COVID-19 exposure at a Burnaby beauty salon.

The health authority posted on its website a notification about First Hair and Beauty Studio, warning customers and staff who were at this location from March 23-25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The business is located at 7639 – Sixth St. in the Edmonds neighbourhood.

Anyone who was there on those dates is advised to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, said Fraser Health.