EASTON — Chick-fil-A and the Talbot County Health Department are tight-lipped about the situation at the fast food chain’s popular Easton location and whether there might be positive COVID-19 cases among the restaurant’s staff.
There may have potentially been three cases of COVID-19 at the Chick-fil-A on Marlboro Avenue and Easton Parkway, according to multiple interviews conducted by The Star Democrat. Three sources with knowledge of the situation said there have been positive cases among workers at the restaurant.
But there have been no official confirmations or denials regarding possible cases from the fast food chain or county health officials.
Neither Chick-fil-A nor the Talbot County Health Department have provided information on the situation at the restaurant, including whether there have been any positive coronavirus tests among employees.
The restaurant has also adjusted its hours. The Easton Chick-fil-A is now open between 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. That move was effective Sept. 16, according to signs posted at the restaurant.
Through a representative, Chick-fil-A declined to comment and declined to provide any details about the situation at the Easton restaurant. The same representative declined to comment on why the fast food restaurant has changed its hours and why breakfast hours were cut. The Star Democrat was directed to Chick-fil-A websites on what the company has done to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at its restaurants.
Chick-fil-A’s dining room at the Easton location has been closed throughout the pandemic and remains closed, but the drive thru is still busy with cars.
Dr. Fredia Wadley, Talbot County Health Officer, did not respond to numerous calls and texts Wednesday seeking information on the situation at the Easton restaurant.
Talbot County has reported 520 COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, according to county health data as of Sept. 16.
Chick-fil-A also has locations in Cambridge, Kent Island, Annapolis and Seaford, Delaware.