Sunday, April 12, 2020

McDonald's Outlines Safety Steps Taken After Staffer Tests Positive for COVID-19

By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post

In the wake of reports on social media about an employee at
the McDonald's at 6720 West Archer testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the Southwest Chicago Post reached out to owner/operator John Dakajos to clarify the situation.

(First, a bit of history: John Dakajos' father, Christ J. Dakajos, built that restaurant in 1966, and John Dakajos--who grew up working there--has owned and operated it since 1990.)

Anyway, here is the statement we received this morning from John Dakajos:

"Our highest priority is to protect the health and well-being of our people. We recently learned that an employee at our restaurant on West Archer Avenue tested positive for the coronavirus and is currently under medical 

"As soon as we were notified of the confirmed case, we immediately closed the restaurant to conduct a thorough sanitization procedure, as well as notify local public health authorities. Additionally, we identified and reached out to all restaurant staff who had been in close contact with the employee who contracted the virus.These employees have been asked to self-quarantine at home for 14 days to ensure they remain healthy before returning to work.

"We have been in contact with the employee and are providing support during this time.Our people are the heart and soul of the McDonald's family. We are keeping this employee in our thoughts for a fast and full recovery."

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