McDonald’s shuts, cleans, reopens Samson Blvd. location after worker tests positive for COVID-19

McDonald’s Canada announced Friday that it temporarily shut its restaurant at 37 Samson Blvd. in Laval after an employee reported having tested positive for infection by the COVID-19 virus, but that the location is open again after a thorough cleanup and disinfection.

According to the company, the employee informed McDonald’s Canada of the COVID-19 diagnosis towards the end of the evening on May 28.

The company said in a statement that as a measure of extreme caution given the current health risks, the decision was taken to immediately shut the location for a thorough cleaning and disinfection by experts.

“The restaurant was closed for the entire night, and has now re-opened,” said a spokesperson for the company.

McDonald’s says it asked all team members at the restaurant who had been in contact with the employee to voluntarily isolate until further information is made available to them. The company says the infected employee had last worked a shift on May 22 from 7 to 9 am.

The company is advising anyone who was at the restaurant on May 22 to follow advice from Quebec public health officials to be found on this web site: