COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – I don’t know about you, but I tend to believe that I’m pretty much indestructible. All my life, I’ve been able to avoid near-misses and close-calls. Even when I was in my mother’s womb, I got to enjoy the Northridge Earthquake safely. But this school of thought is mainly derivative of my early childhood, when I ate a McDonald’s french fry. Off the floor. Of the restaurant. How I didn’t contract some life-ending disease at the ripe age of five is totally beyond me.
However, I wish some people were just as fortunate. Because there’s grease seeping through the cracks.
These past two weeks, a new outbreak of Coronavirus has struck it’s tiny terror on three employees. The El Paso County Public Health department made it’s declaration on September 2nd, at the 5765 Constitution Avenue location.
As made popular by the zombie-horror film, the outbreak of COVID-19 or any infection is done-zo 28 Days Later.
When more than two accounts of falling ill happens in the span of fourteen days, it’s definitely the virus.
It’s not clear if any of the customers have been as equally sickly from the spread. Regardless, the public health department now must survey the current practices of this McDonald’s. All in the interest of giving recommendations on how to keep the area sanitary.
As far as I’m concerned, there’s no excuse for this type of disregard. Open or not, a restaurant with individuals exiting and entering needs to think. Constant interaction only raises the possibility of more items being infected by the workers there. Before you know it, a tiny mishap becomes a whole snafu, to “ach-oo” over and over again.
But it’s commonplace for Colorado Springs especially. Hops N Drops had an outbreak as early as July 25th. Whereas, a Panda Express in Pueblo took care of it’s own outbreak on June 26th.
In any case, feel free to wash your hands to the tune – and length – of the original McDonald’s menu song.