April 7, 2020 (Waxahachie, Texas) The City of Waxahachie has received confirmation that an employee at the Raising Cane’s Waxahachie location has tested positive for COVID-19. The 20-year-old female employee received the test results on Monday, April 6.
Immediately following the diagnosis, all Raising Cane’s employees, including the employee with COVID-19, were sent home to self-quarantine for 14 days. Additionally, Raising Cane’s closed the store, and it will remain closed for a minimum of 14 days. During that time, they have brought in a team of specialists to conduct a detailed bio-hazard cleaning, which will meet or exceed CDC standards.
Raising Cane’s corporate leadership is working closely with the City of Waxahachie Emergency Management Office, and every effort is being made to ensure that risk to the public is minimized.
The City of Waxahachie Emergency Management Office continues to monitor this situation closely, and if more information is available, that will be communicated to the public at that time.
As of last night, Ellis County was reporting six additional cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County. This increases the countywide total to 38 cases of COVID-19.
This includes an 86-year-old resident of Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation located in the City of Waxahachie. After a change in the resident’s condition, she was discharged to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie, where she is currently in hospital isolation.