COVID-19 Outbreak Hits Colorado In-N-Out

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COVID-19 Outbreak Hits Colorado In-N-Out

By Anna Wolfe, Senior Editor - Restaurants - 01/11/2021

In-N-Out's two locations in Colorado are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak among employees.

As many as 145 employees from the Colorado Springs and Aurora In-N-Out locations have tested positive for COVID-19 since an initial outbreak in December, according to a report released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on January 6, the Denver Post reported.

Restaurants and hotels  have been implementing sanitation practices since the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to HT's 2020 Customer Engagement Technology Study, clear, transparent communications regarding procedures and protocols in place to mitigate COVID-19 ranks as the No. 1 factor influencing restaurant selection. 

Adhering to Sanitation Protocols

"Based on Public Health’s follow up and investigation, In-N-Out is adhering to frequent cleaning and disinfecting protocols, in addition to enacting employee screenings, exclusion of ill employees, and cohorting staff," Natalie Sosa, spokeswoman for El Paso County, told the Gazette. "Recommendations to temporarily close are given when transmission within the facility is identified and to allow for proper cleaning and disinfecting.”

The two quick-service restaurants remain open, and the QSR is reportedly responsible for the second-highest number of COVID-19 infections in El Paso County, reports Fox News.