Positive COVID test shuts down Manchester sonic

UPDATE 8:20 A.M. MAY 20 — Sonic Drive-in in Manchester has re-opened.  


The Sonic Drive-In location on Hillsboro Blvd. in Manchester is temporarily closed after an employee there  tested positive for COVID-19 virus. Thunder Radio News has been able to independently verify this positive test. 

Patrons noticed the building was blocked off with caution tape Tuesday.

“I can confirm that an employee at the Manchester, Tenn. Sonic did test positive for COVID-19 and has been removed from the schedule while isolating,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations with Sonic. “The drive-in closed today (Tuesday) for a deep cleaning and will re-open once the health department approves doing so. The health department will guide any additional isolations required and I do not have specific information on that at this time.

“Sonic is following all CDC guidance and team members are required to wear masks and practice social distancing inside the drive-in. Sonic’s longstanding handwashing policy requires that all team members wash hands every 20 minutes for 20 seconds.”


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