Two In-N-Out burgers responsible for recent coronavirus outbreaks remain open.
Cases involving the outbreak of COVID-19 the day before Christmas at restaurant locations in Aurora and Colorado Springs are on the rise as restaurants remain open despite infections.
As of Friday, there were 62 cases of COVID-19 among In-N-Out employees at a fast food restaurant in Aurora, up from 42 the previous week, and 83 cases on the spot in Colorado Springs, up from 80 the previous week, according to the Department of Public Administration. health and the environment in Colorado. The outbreak occurred before Christmas, when there were a total of 80 cases in both places.
COLORADO IN-N-OUT BURGERS ASSOCIATED WITH 80 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, 25 INFECTIONS
Restaurants are reportedly responsible for the second largest number of COVID-19 infections in El Paso County after a nursing home, according to the Colorado Springs Business Journal.
“Based on public health monitoring and investigation, In-N-Out adheres to frequent cleaning and disinfection protocols, in addition to conducting employee inspections, excluding sick employees, and cohorting staff,” Public Health told Colorado Springs Business Journal in a statement by email.
“Recommendations for temporary closure are given when the transmission to the facility is identified and to allow for proper cleaning and disinfection.”
There do not appear to be any clients who have been infected, confirmed the Ministry of Public Health.
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Colorado has passed a number of public and executive orders urging residents to wear face masks, social distance, avoid public gatherings and restrict travel.
Employees who performed positively along with those who came into close contact with them were “excluded from the workplace,” In-N-Out Deputy Operations Officer Danny Warnick said in a statement after the December outbreak.
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In-N-Out did not immediately return a request to Fox News for comment on the recent rise in cases tracking back to its locations.
Courtney Moore contributed to this report.