Working at McDonald’s During a Pandemic

McDonald’s Worker COVID-19 Survey Data Brief

While over 90 percent of McDonald’s stores have transitioned to take-out, drive-thru and delivery- only operations, McDonald’s employees face serious health and safety risks as they continue to serve the public during the pandemic. Workers report a critical lack of protective equipment like gloves, masks and even hand soap, and continue to work in tight quarters that make social distancing all but impossible. It is no surprise then that two-thirds (66%) of surveyed McDonald’s workers say the company is not doing enough to protect them at work.

And while McDonald’s has argued that it is an essential service, 73 percent of survey respondents report that customer traffic is down.

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