GULFPORT, Miss. (WXXV) — WXXV has learned a team member that worked at Chick-fil-A on Highway 49 has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
Immediately after learning this team member started to experience symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, the Chick-fil-A franchise operator closed the restaurant as a precautionary measure.
A third-party cleaner will conduct deep cleaning and disinfecting of the restaurant. At this time, Chick-fil-A officials do not know when the restaurant will re-open, but the franchise operator will inform guests as soon as possible.
Chris McKlveen, Franchise Operator of Chick-fil-A Gulfport released this statement:
“As our nation and community deal with coronavirus, our focus remains on two priorities: caring for our restaurant Team Members and Guests and doing our part to help limit the spread of the virus. Although no Team Members at the restaurant have a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, we made the decision to temporarily close Chick-fil-A Gulfport after one of our Team Members started experiencing symptoms and has been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed diagnosis. We made this decision as a precautionary measure and will provide an update on reopening as soon as it is available.”