COLORADO SPRINGS — The latest data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows an active outbreak at the Colorado Springs In-N-Out location with 60 staff members who have tested positive so far.
The state's website was last updated Wednesday, reporting 60 employees have tested positive with nine people who are considered probable cases.
According to the health department, this was determined to be an outbreak on Dec. 6.
While the building appeared busy Christmas Eve with a line of people waiting by heaters outside and a line of cars far surpassing the building, Tia Dillon said "there's maybe four to five people at a time" inside.
"I'm just excited to eat In-N-Out cause I haven't had it in a few years," Dillon said after picking up her meal from inside. Dillon said she's "not too concerned" about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks among the restaurant's employees.
"It was very clean. Everyone's washing everything as they go through, they're not having tons of people inside. It's pretty empty inside," Dillon said.
This location was one of two to open in the state just last month with the other location in Aurora, which also has a reported outbreak with 20 positive staff members and 16 probable cases.
In-N-Out first announced plans to join the Victory Ridge project in Colorado Springs in late 2017. Along with a restaurant, development plans included a 97,900 square foot In-N-Out Burger distribution facility, and a 150,000 square foot office building.
We are still waiting on a response from the health department about the outbreak.