According to the Chris-Mont EMA, the Taylorville McDonalds located at 401 Spresser Street has an employee who has tested positive for COVID-19. McDonald's has been following all CDC/IDPH guidelines. Upon notification of the positive case within the McDonalds, management contacted the Christian County Health Department, along with the Chris-Mont EMA. Additional contact tracing was completed by the Christian County Health Department.
According to the Chris-Mont EMA, every positive case of an employee involving a business that is open to the public gets reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Every scenario is different and there are many outcomes that can affect whether a business closes or not. Things such as building layout, ventilation, contact tracing being done efficiently, and proper cleaning protocols can go a long way towards keeping things open. In this case, McDonald's is able to stay open, due to its mitigation efforts.
If you recently ate at McDonald's, your risk of exposure would be very low and you do not need to take any further action as you wouldn’t have been less than six feet for more than fifteen minutes. The store remains open after closing overnight for additional disinfection due to the limited case exposure.
If you have any questions about COVID, please contact the Christian County Health Department at 824-4113.