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Dairy Queen in Chelmsford temporarily closes dine-in service

Restaurant says it has had no active COVID-19 cases, rather the move is a proactive approach to help stop the spread of the virus
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Dairy Queen in Chelmsford says it has not been affected by the current spike in COVID-19 cases but has decided to close its dine-in service as an effort to slow the spread of the virus. (Facebook.com/ Dairy Queen, Chelmsford)

Dairy Queen in Chelmsford says the restaurant has not been affected by the current spike in COVID-19 cases, but it has decided to suspend its dine-in service until further notice.

"We have the public’s best interest in mind by closing our dine-in option at this time," the restaurant posted to Facebook on Nov. 9.

"Based on the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Greater Sudbury and outlying areas, we have decided to take a preventative and proactive approach to help stop the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

"To clarify, Dairy Queen Chelmsford, has not been affected by the current outbreak."

Until further notice the restaurant will only offer in-store take-out, drive-thru and call-in curbside pickup.

The restaurant is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Customers who enter the building are required to wear a mask, as per the direction of Public Health Sudbury & Districts. 

Anyone who enters the store without a mask will be asked to provide contact tracing information at the time of ordering and will be asked to wait outside the store.

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Greater Sudbury continue to rise, a number of local businesses have shut down temporarily as a result of employees or customers testing positive for the virus including the McDonald's locations in Chelmsford and Hanmer, which have both since reopened.

The Home Hardware in Chelmsford recently shutdown after a customer tested positive, which prompted the the store to close voluntarily for a thorough cleaning of the premises.