The McDonald's on south Main St. in Bloomington was closed last week while officials investigate a human salmonella transmission. (Beth Whisman/WJBC)
By Stephanie Pawlowski
BLOOMINGTON - Since the story about a possible salmonella contamination at the south Bloomington McDonald's came out Monday, several more people have contacted the McLean County Health Department.
But, Spokeswoman Kera Simon said none are proven to be linked to the cluster and the investigation continues.
McDonald's owner Bob Dobski said he will continue to pay the employees for the hours they would have worked, including holiday time.
A variety of salmonella cases in Central Illinois were reported between Oct. 18 and Nov. 11 and a few were connected by the McDonalds. Simon said the link appears to be a human transmission and not related to food.
The restaurant has been tested and was found to be clean. Employees are being tested for salmonella now and it could take a week or more until results start to come back.
The south Bloomington McDonald's will reopen once the test results come back for enough employees to operate it.