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Employee at Whataburger in Burnet tests presumptive positive for COVID-19

Posted at 12:50 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 13:50:13-04

BURNET, TX — A Whataburger employee in Burnet has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.

Whataburger says it learned of an employee at Restaurant 744in Burnet, Texas who received a presumptive positive diagnosis of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Immediately following the diagnosis, the restaurant says they closed for a thorough deep cleaning.

Out of an abundance of caution, the restaurant remains temporarily closed.

The employee has not been in the restaurant since April 13, according to Whataburger.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, all remaining employees have been asked to self-quarantine and the store will reopen when staff is available.

“Everyone’s health and safety during this challenging time is our highest priority. As Americans work together to navigate a new way of life, we continue to do all we can to provide for our neighbors while taking care of our team and our customers,” said Whataburger Franchisee Jim Watts. “Our employees and customers are our sole focus right now. We are monitoring this situation closely and will provide updates as we’re able.”

Whataburger says in addition to increased cleaning and food safety policies, employees are not permitted to come into work if they’re not feeling well or have any signs of illness.

"Whataburger remains committed to safely serving guests on-the-go at our more than 830 locations, with increased cleaning and food safety policies in accordance with CDC guidelines," the statement said.

For questions or more information, please call 1-800-6BURGER.