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Health Unit Declares COVID-19 Outbreaks At Two Local Fast Food Restaurants

Saturday April 24th, 2021, 11:46am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has declared COVID-19 outbreaks at two local fast food restaurants.

The outbreaks were announced in a news release, Saturday morning.

One outbreak is at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 1635 Essex County Road 22 in Belle River and the other outbreak is at the Taco Bell located at 6707 Tecumseh Road in Windsor.

The Health Unit said several employees tested positive for COVID-19. They say a workplace outbreak is defined as a minimum of 2 cases of COVID-19 within a 14 day period.

The Health Unit says the outbreak at the McDonald’s is associated with cases positive for a variant of concern and they say variants are associated with increased transmissibility and severity.

The Health Unit says both facilities have been temporarily closed and testing is recommended for all high-risk contacts.

They say the risk of public exposure is low but are recommending any member of the public that visited the McDonald’s at 1635 Country Road 22 in Belle River between April 11th and April 18th or the Taco Bell at 6707 Tecumseh between April 14th and 19th to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

Should symptoms develop, the Health Unit says you should immediately self-isolate and contact a local assessment centre for testing.

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