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April 2, 2020

Covid-19: McDonald’s US introduces new precautionary measures

McDonald’s and all its independent franchisees in the US have introduced new precautionary measures amid the Covid-19 crisis.

McDonald’s and all its independent franchisees in the US have introduced new precautionary measures amid the Covid-19 crisis.

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The new measures include asking a series of questions to screen all restaurant employees before they start their shift.

The questions are devised to ensure that the employees are completely healthy and identify if they had any potential exposure to Covid-19 disease.

If any employee is found showing Covid-19 related symptoms or if they came in contact with another person who is diagnosed with the coronavirus, they will be sent home.

Such employees will be able to rejoin after receiving authorisation from a medical professional.

McDonald’s USA president Joe Erlinger said: “Implementing these extra precautionary measures is another way employees can feel good about where they work and customers can trust their favourite McDonald’s menu items are being prepared by healthy crew members.

“This is one of the many ways McDonald’s is doing its part to help stop the spread of Covid- 19 at this critical time.”

The fast food restaurant chain has already implemented several steps, including closing most of the dine-in sections, shutting down play areas and adopting social distancing guidelines to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Additionally, McDonald’s is also providing a two-week paid leave to the employees who tested positive and are working at company-owned restaurants.

However, workers at franchised restaurants will receive emergency paid leave if they become infected.

McDonald’s and its franchisees operate approximately 14,000 restaurants in the US. Most of the restaurants are open, offering delivery and takeaway services.

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