Dunkin’ at Wyoming Avenue in Forty Fort has closed temporarily after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, said the location’s owner Eric May.
May said the employee had no symptoms and was not sick but recently tested positive for COVID-19. The employee did not work with the public, he said.
The Dunkin’ location has been sterilized and employees who came into contact with the employee are being tested, May said. So far, he said other employees tested negative but the location will remain closed until all receive test results. He expects it should reopen in a few days.
“We want to make sure the test results come back negative before we open again,” May said. “We just want to make sure everyone is safe.”
Employees are being paid while Dunkin’ in Forty Fort remains closed, he said. The location has a drive-thru and takeout available but it may initially just reopen its drive-thru, he said.
A sign on the door informs customers that the location is temporarily closed and refers them to another location at 3168 Memorial Highway, Dallas.
Another Dunkin’ location at 28 N. Mountain Blvd., Fairview Twp., that recently closed temporarily has reopened.
The Dunkin’ location on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre, however, remains temporarily closed.
A sign on the door on Public Square location says it temporarily closed “due to current economic conditions.”
“It is our goal to reopen as soon as the current climate improves,” the sign says.