Prayer #291: For the COVID-19 Outbreak at Colorado's In-N-Out Burger Restaurants
In-N-Out Burgers is a very popular fast-food chain in the western part of our country. The day before Christmas, there was a COVID outbreak at two of the food chain's locations in Colorado: in Aurora in Arapahoe County, in the Denver area; and in El Paso County, in Colorado Springs. More than 80 employees in these two locations tested positive for the virus. Since then, infections among the employees at these restaurants have continued to rise. As of Friday, there were 62 cases among employees at the Aurora In-N-Out location, up from 42 the week before, and 83 at the Colorado Springs restaurant, up from 80 last week. The Colorado Department of Public Health has been actively investigating the outbreaks, and the restaurants have been permitted to remain open. "Based on Public Health's follow up and investigation," the department stated, "In-N-Out is adhering to frequent cleaning and disinfecting protocols, in addition to enacting employee screenings, exclusion of ill employees, and cohorting staff." According to the public health department, no customers have yet been infected.
Pray for these two In-N-Out Burger locations in Colorado. Pray that the COVID outbreak among employees would quickly be eradicated. Pray also for the protection of the restaurants' customers. This would be a good time to pray as well for all restaurants across our country, which are struggling to remain open while at the same time trying to carefully observe the necessary precautions for COVID-19 prevention.
Josh. 1:9: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."