by Denise Lockwood May 3, 2020
Two McDonald’s restaurants — one in Racine and another in Caledonia — were closed Sunday after an employee at each store tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
Located at 2100 Lathrop Ave. in Racine and 5125 Douglas Avenue in Caledonia, Dorothy Metz owns the Caledonia restaurant, and Jeff Stern owns the Racine restaurant. After learning about the two McDonald’s employees who tested positive, the staff closed the restaurants so that they could clean them.
Metz and Stern said they immediately called their respective health departments to notify them of the confirmed cases. The two employees are under medical care. The other employees have been asked to self-quarantine at home for 14 days before coming back to work.
“We have been in contact with our employees 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,” according to a statement from Metz and Stern.