The COVID-19 outbreak at two In-N-Out Burger restaurants in Colorado has increased in the past week, and the state currently reports that 122 employees have tested positive for the virus between the chain’s Aurora and Colorado Springs locations .
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s outbreak database is publicly updated every Wednesday and now shows 80 confirmed cases in Colorado Springs restaurants and 42 confirmed cases in employees at the Aurora location.
Last week, 80 confirmed cases and 25 suspected employee cases were confirmed between the two restaurants. The state’s outbreak database did not list any customer cases related to In-N-Out locations.
These two restaurants are the chain’s first restaurants in Colorado, and they opened on November 20 with a big fanfare, and the route is several hours long. They are still open, but because both states are under Colorado̵
The outbreaks in Colorado Springs and Aurora began on December 6 and December 17, respectively.
When company spokesperson Denny Warnick first reported the In-N-Out outbreak last week, all employees who tested positive for COVID-19 and employees who had close contact with them were “excluded. Outside the workplace”.
He said: “We will continue to work closely with public health agencies and have confirmed that appropriate steps are taken to protect our communities.” “These steps include: limiting the number of employees to the minimum necessary to serve our customers; using employees ‘Groups’ to limit possible exposure; and to restrict access to takeaway orders in dining rooms only while ensuring proper physical distance.”
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