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In-N-Out Burger employee tests positive for COVID-19 in west Phoenix

Posted: 11:56 AM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-27 15:12:30-04
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PHOENIX — In-N-Out Burger is confirming a Phoenix worker has tested positive for COVID-19.

A representative tells ABC15 that the infected person worked at the location near 95th Avenue and Camelback Road.

In-N-Out Vice President of Operations Denny Warnick released a statement saying, “Unfortunately, we have learned that a member of our Associate family has tested positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts are with this Associate and his family, and we hope he regains his health quickly.”

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The worker was last in the restaurant on March 15. He was tested two days later and immediately quarantined, and has remained under self-quarantine while following the guidance of the local health department, according to the statement.

Warnick also said, “The thorough cleaning and disinfection procedures that we follow in our restaurants are designed to prevent the transmission of illness, along with excellent hand-washing practices and excluding Associates from work who don’t feel well. The health and safety of our Associates and Customers is our top priority.”

As of Thursday morning, the Arizona Department of Health Services reports 299 confirmed cases of coronavirus and four deaths in Maricopa County alone.