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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. 

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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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