Arvada, CO – A Chick-Fil-A is now host to a series of COVID-19 outbreaks. With many in the state taking precautions against the spread, the restaurant is coming under attack.
To date, fast food restaurants are reporting more cases than any other food-oriented businesses in the state.
Tri-County Environmental Health Director Brian Hlavacek says “It is disappointing and it’s challenging.”
The department of health is working to reel back the spread in low-hit areas. Safety procedures continue to help fight the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, this is not enough.
“You just make sure that they’re following everything to a T, and lots of times they are, and other times it’s just hard to control people’s movements inside those facilities.”
Chick-Fil-A Releases A Statement
“Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our Team Members and Guests. If a Team Member is diagnosed with COVID-19, the restaurant initiates the response protocol and takes precautionary measures, including disinfecting and deep cleaning the restaurant. Safe service is our top priority and our restaurants continue to follow CDC and local health department guidelines.”
The state of Colorado released the following Chick-Fil-A’s that have confirmed COVID-19
- 5600 S. Parker Rd., Aurora 80015
- 3605 S. College Ave., Fort Collins 80525
- 10280 Federal Blvd., Federal Heights 80260
- 2035 Prairie Center Pkwy., Brighton 80601
- 9976 W. Remington Pl., Littleton 80128
- 7809 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada 80003
COVID-19 continues to infect thousands of Americans every day. It seems that limiting mask use is not aiding in the fight against COVID-19.
Fast food restaurants cater to some of the largest levels of customers during the pandemic. With sales continuing to grow, many rely on fast-food to feed themselves.
Chick-Fil-A is a popular chain that caters to multiple thousands per day. The risk of spreading the virus to customers, workers, and food is one of the largest challenges facing many fast-food chains.
While protections are put in place, this is not enough to stop the spread from workers to customers. The high rate of traffic through a single chain can spread up to 60 people in a single day. For many workers, the threat is real.